New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
SAFE Act provision on background checks for bullet buyers to be delayed
SAFE Act provision on background checks for bullet buyers to be delayed - Checking the backgrounds and recording detailed information about anyone buying ammunition, a key component of New York’s gun-control law, will not begin as expected Jan. 15, State Police officials confirmed Friday evening. Several days after The Buffalo News first inquired about delays in the ammunition provisions, the State Police said Friday the agency needs more time to develop a system that will check the backgrounds of individuals before they purchase ammunition.
Sportsmen Make Donation in Effort to Repeal NY Safe Act
Sportsmen Make Donation in Effort to Repeal NY Safe Act - The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association got a big donation Monday night, and it comes right from second amendment advocates in Chemung County. The Chemung County Federation of Sportsmen raised nearly $6,000 for the political group to help repeal the New York Safe Act. In association with the NRA, the Rifle and Pistol Association will use this money to try and overthrow the legislation in state, and possibly even federal court.
Top NY court lifts handgun permit residency limit
Top NY court lifts handgun permit residency limit - People who live only part time in New York can get handgun licenses here, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday. The Court of Appeals concluded that New York pistol permits, which are issued by cities or counties, are not limited to people whose primary residence is in New York, reversing a 1993 decision by a midlevel state court.
Pistol permit wait could be shortened with Onondaga County Clerk's help
Pistol permit wait could be shortened with Onondaga County Clerk's help - The 14-month wait in Onondaga County to apply for a pistol permit could slashed to two months or less under a new plan that will shift some of the work to the county clerk. The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office is responsible for issuing the permits, but the clerk's office has agreed to help with the initial paperwork to ease the backlog of permit requests, said John Balloni, the chief administrative deputy for the sheriff's office. The sheriff's office would still be responsible for the necessary background checks and the issuance of the licenses, he said.
Judicial Watch Sues Michael Bloomberg for Gun Records
Judicial Watch Sues Michael Bloomberg for Gun Records - The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit last week against New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office seeking communications between the office and Bloomberg’s gun control group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The Freedom of Information Law lawsuit seeks to compel the mayor’s office to produce all communications between the Office of the Mayor, the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), and Vice President Joe Biden.
Bikers ride on Albany
Bikers ride on Albany - It may not have been the largest crowd to protest the NY SAFE Act, but it certainly was the loudest. So much so, you could here the roar of the engines clear across the Hudson River into Troy as more than 300 motorcycles of all shapes and descriptions made their way through the streets of Albany on Saturday, ending their two-wheel motorcade at Capitol Park West.
Second Amendment forum in Brunswick
Second Amendment forum in Brunswick - Ten months after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Safe Act into law, Capital Region gun owners on Monday night showed they still have plenty of anger stockpiled against it. Since its passage in January, several legal challenges to the Safe Act have been filed, and Monday evening was an opportunity to brief those gun owners about the progress of those law suits.