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    NYPD statistics prove SAFE Act does not make New York City safer

    NYPD statistics prove SAFE Act does not make New York City safer

    ALBANY, NY (03/03/2015)(readMedia)-- New statistics released by the NYPD showing an increase in homicides and shootings are more proof that gun control and the so-called SAFE Act has not made New York City any safer.

    "Elected officials from the Governor on down touted the supposed benefits to public safety the SAFE Act would bring," NYSRPA President Tom King said. "The gun control lobby followed them up with unsubstantiated claims a lazy media did not bother to investigate. Yet when the facts come out disproving their assertions, both the politicians and antigun lobbyists are silent."

    King concluded, "Here's my suggestion to the New York media: Track down all those SAFE supporters and ask them, in light of the evidence, to justify their position."


    Armed Citizen - Yonkers gas station altercation leaves 1 shot, another stabbed

    Yonkers gas station altercation leaves 1 shot, another stabbed - Police are investigating a possible robbery attempt at a gas station in Yonkers that left one man stabbed and another shot.  The incident happened just after 9 a.m. at a Citgo station on Saw Mill River Road.  The exact details are unknown, but it appears that a man stabbed the gas station worker, who then shot the robber.  Arriving officers found a 48-year-old male Yonkers resident with multiple stab wounds to his torso, and a second male, approximately 18 years of age, with two gunshot wounds to his torso. Both were transported to a trauma center in the Bronx. At last report, both were in surgery.  At this point, it is unclear if the altercation was a robbery or some sort of dispute.  It is unknown at this time what caused the confrontation or if there was any past relationship between the two. Detectives are currently interviewing witnesses and are also attempting to speak with family members of both males.  No one has been charged at this time in relation to this incident.
    Anyone with information can contact the Detective Division at 914-377-7724, all calls will remain confidential.


    Obama, ATF Seek to Ban Popular Sport Rifle Ammunition

    Obama, ATF Seek to Ban Popular Sport Rifle Ammunition - More gun controvery is being stirred up in New York. But this time, it's not from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It's President Obama, whose administration is now seeking to ban a specific type of 223-caliber bullet, known as the "green-tip.""It's commonly used," said Target Sports General Manager Steve Borst. "It's the most common caliber used by Americans." And can be found in virtually every type of rifle sold in the States. "Bolt-actions to single-shots to semi-automatic rifles," said Borst. "It's a very, very commonly-owned caliber. And Borst thinks the proposed ban is a violation of Second Amendment rights. "They're taking things that have been legal and legitamately owned and making it illegal," he said.


    Two years later, SAFE Act struggles with ammunition database

    Two years later, SAFE Act struggles with ammunition database - The state still doesn’t have a database for background checks on ammunition sales that was part of New York’s controversial gun-control law in 2013, Gannett’s Albany Bureau reported today.  State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico testified at a budget hearing yesterday that the database approved as part of the SAFE Act remains a work in progress.


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