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  • New York Woman Files Suit for Due Process when Denied Second Amendment Rights

    01/02/2017 6:06:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    ammoland ^ | 27 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
  • Paul Ryan Kills Another Innocent American

    04/21/2016 6:03:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 24 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 4/21/2016 | George Rasley
    Last November, the day before the Muslim terrorist attack in Mali that killed 27 innocent civilians, including one American, former Peace Corps volunteer Anita Datar, Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan shot down the idea of a religious test for refugees coming to America at taxpayer expense. Ryan said, "We will not have a religious test, only a security test," before touting his bill, the SAFE ACT of 2015, that allegedly gave extra scrutiny to those “refugees” coming to the U.S. from Syria and Iraq. Paul RyanAs we pointed out at the time, the bill was nothing more than...
  • Foolish Gun Owners HELP Government with Illegal Gun Registration Scheme

    04/16/2016 8:43:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 33 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/16/16 | Doug Book
    Published a year ago on Coach is Right, this is a story which bears repeating The left will do anything to abolish the private ownership of firearms. And the emphasis is on anything. After all, politicians cannot safely exercise absolute, uncontested authority over an armed public. And the majority of our nations ruling class--yes, Republicans included--yearn for such power; in part because it will bring an end to those annoying constitutional rights which prevent lawmakers implementing what they know to be best, but mostly because these self-infatuated mirror-gazers believe dictatorial authority to be their due. The question is, how can...
  • Trump Promoter Uses Extortion and Threats to Gain Endorsements [barf-alert]

    04/10/2016 8:16:30 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Carl Paladino is a millionaire slumlord turned failed New York gubernatorial candidate who defaulted on his failed campaigns debts to staffers, consultants, and vendors to the tune of around $130,000. For many outside of New York, Paladino is not really a household name, so please allow me to introduce Trumps New York Muscle. In Carl Paladinos world, problems are solved by going upside peoples heads with baseball bats. His failed campaign was notorious for his crazy audience shouting out about how we need you Carl! and how its the medias fault! during his concession speech. Paladino was and currently is...
  • Assemblyman Butler Proposes Different NY SAFE Act for Upstate New York

    04/10/2016 6:42:19 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    WIBX950 ^ | 4-7-16 | Kristine Bellino
    One New York legislator is proposing some changes to the New York SAFE Act.Based on the fact that two separate minimum wage requirements were recently enacted by the legislature for residents of New York City and the central and upper parts of New York, Assemblyman Marc Butler is proposing that gun legislation be dealt with in the same manner. Most of the arrests and convictions from the New York SAFE Act have come from New York City, Butler says, and he thinks that law enforcement officers in Upstate New York have responded differently to the NY SAFE Act than those...
  • Gun nut charged after cops find ‘distrubing’ arsenal near school

    02/16/2016 10:38:00 AM PST · by bkopto · 72 replies
    NY Post ^ | Feb 10, 2016 | Chris Perez
    Guo Shou, 33, is accused of amassing enough deadly weapons and ammo to take on a small army, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. SNIP In total, he was caught with 14 licensed handguns two loaded, licensed shotguns; one licensed rifle; approximately 45,000 rounds of ammunition for a variety of weapons; 225 pounds of smokeless gun powder stored in various containers and open to view; unassembled parts for an AR-10 and AR-15 assault rifles, three high-capacity magazines - one fully loaded with 20 rounds and each capable of holding in excess of ten rounds of .308 caliber ammunition -...
  • Mandatory Gun Lock Law Starts in Albany, NY

    01/16/2016 12:47:53 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 58 replies
    The Pundit Press ^ | 1/16/2016 | Thomas
    The capital of New York State has joined other cities in restricting the ability for gun owners to store them in their own home. A law has come into effect passed by the City Council requiring all guns to be locked in safes or using a gun lock at home. The police is handing out free locks, but stiff penalties are planned for anyone that does not comply. The Albany Times Union reported on the new law. First offenses will be violations carrying a fine of $250 or up to 15 days in jail so long as no one is...
  • State's SAFE Act needs to set its sights on compliance

    01/15/2016 7:48:09 AM PST · by OddLane · 24 replies
    Times Albany Union ^ | January 12, 2016 | Bill Nojay
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo claims his anti-gun law, known as the SAFE Act, is "the toughest in the nation," but on its three-year anniversary this Thursday it's looking more like a monumental failure. The governor claims his law bans sales of military-style assault weapons. Yet today you can walk into any gun store in New York and walk out with essentially the same kind of gun he intended to ban. The industry has reacted to the law by simply redesigning the guns to avoid the features the law prohibits and which Cuomo apparently believed made them more lethal. Worse, for those...
  • Republicans Are Trying to Block Syrian Refugees Yet Again

    01/10/2016 7:53:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | January 8, 2016 | Max J. Rosenthal
    Republican politicians have restarted their push to stop Syrian refugees from entering the United States after the FBI announced on Thursday that it had arrested two Iraqi refugees on charges of providing material support to ISIS. "The arrests of these men present a stark warning about the deficiencies of our programs for accepting refugees from Iraq and Syria," Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said in a statement on Friday. "Continuing these programs in their current form poses unacceptable risks to our national security that are growing more acute by the day." The House passed...
  • Connecticut Supreme Court rules confiscation of firearms legal and constitutional

    12/18/2015 8:38:13 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/18/15 | Doug Book
    In 2013, the New York City Police Department began sending notices to certain gun owners using a “…centralized firearms registry which lists the city’s gun owners and what firearms they have in their possession.” The notice referred to firearms prohibited under New York’s “Safe Act,” the law passed (in part) in vengeful retaliation against law abiding owners of so-called “Assault Weapons” for the murders at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The gun owners were given a simple choice—surrender the now illegally held guns to the police, remove them from the city, destroy them or become a wanted...
  • 1 of 3 Engineers of the SAFE Act Guilty of Corruption, Second on Trial

    12/01/2015 7:33:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Three men who created the infamous SAFE act in New York have been accused of extortion and corruption. One of them, Sheldon Silver, has been convicted. The second, former Senate Leader Dean Skelos, is undergoing trial. The third, Governor Cuomo, has shown up often in testimony, but has not been charged. The charges against Mr. Silver upended the status quo in Albany, and were followed in short order by the indictment of another one of the room’s three men, former Senate Leader Dean Skelos. Mr. Skelos, a Republican, is on trial just across the street from the courthouse where...
  • Court Upholds Core of NY Safe Act

    10/20/2015 10:51:26 AM PDT · by Bob434 · 20 replies
    Fox 40 ^ | October, 19, 2015 (Updated 7:21:06 PM) | Fox 40 Staff
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has upheld core provisions of the NY Safe Act.
  • Deadly gunfire erupts across the city in night of violence

    09/20/2015 2:24:20 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    Two people are dead and two others critically wounded after a spate of shootings across the city Saturday night, authorities said. The bloodshed began in Brooklyn at about 5:40 p.m. when a 36-year-old man was fatally shot in front of a dry cleaning business on Church Avenue near Ocean Avenue in Flatbush-Ditmas Park. Just over two hours later in the Bronx, gunfire erupted outside of 724 East Tremont Avenue, leaving a 25-year-old man dead and a 34-year-old woman in critical condition.
  • Cuomo Ordered to Turn Over Docs to Gun Rights Protesters His Admin Allegedly Intimidated

    08/15/2015 11:37:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | August 15, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Last year,3,000 gun rights supporters arrived in Albany to protest Gov. Andrew Cuomo's anti-gun SAFE Act. It was such a high profile event, that even today's most prolific headline maker, Donald Trump, was in attendance. While the rally was largely peaceful, participants allege that Cuomo's administration ordered state police tobully them. State police harassed attendees and confiscated their replica guns, according to groups like the Shooters Committee on Political Education: SCOPE contends Governor Cuomo and his staff orchestrated rules and regulations that were enforced by troopers in order to intimidate protesters and disrupt their demonstration. "I was there, and it...
  • OathKeepers Coming to Albany on June 9th. (NY Repeal SAFE Act.)

    05/27/2015 4:41:15 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 3 replies
    email ^ | 05/27/2015 | Al Bernardinelli
    OathKeepers went to the Bundy Ranch and peacefully achieved justice OathKeepers Coming to Albany on June 9th From OathKeepers' John W. Wallace: Thank you for all you do to repeal the SAFE Act. The New York Oath Keepers fully support your June 9th call to action. I will be sending out a statewide message to all Oath Keeper Chapters in New York requesting that the membership support this event by showing up in person. For the Republic, John Wallace The momentum is growing dramatically. Good leaders are lining up in favor of the June 9th mission. In just one day...
  • The governments arms race is against the American people

    05/13/2015 10:15:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/13/15 | Doug Book
    Democrats have spent years believing that one more left-wing justice on the Supreme Court will enable them to overturn the 2nd Amendment. And should they succeed, our most important inalienable rightthe one which has secured the continued existence of all the otherswould cease to exist. Of course, its no use telling liberals that the Bill of Rights doesnt work that way; that inalienablethat is, God-givenrights cant be voted, legislated or ruled out of existence. Its no use because in their collectivist mind the left will have acquired the Holy Grail: constitutional permission to disarm the American people. The question is...
  • NY Minute: Number of people deemed unstable under Safe Act may be too low, Cuomo says

    10/20/2014 6:38:22 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies
    Syracuse NY Post Standard ^ | updated October 20, 2014 at 7:35 AM | By Teri Weaver |
    Cuomo on Sunday defended the parts of the NY Safe Act that remove guns from people deemed mentally unstable, saying the number might be too low. That came after Sunday's New York Times story about the 34,500 people who have been judged too unstable to possess guns since Cuomo signed the gun laws into effect in early 2013.
  • Gun Control Activist Who Swore He Forgot He Was Packing Heat At School Gets JOKE Sentence

    09/23/2014 5:56:28 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    Back in February, a Buffalo, N.Y. community activist who pushed for a highly restrictive 2013 gun control law was arrested for wait for it carrying a gun illegally at a public elementary school. The wheels of criminal justice have now slowly, slowly churned to completion. And wouldnt you know it? The judge in the case has now found it in his heart to give the heat-packing activist, Dwayne Ferguson, a generously light sentence. On Monday, Judge John L. Michalek sentenced Ferguson to 100 hours of community service and a conditional discharge, according
  • Upstate New York braces as Remington Arms packs up to leave

    09/13/2014 8:32:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 99 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/8/2014 | Raquel Okyay
    An upstate New York lawmaker said the loss of manufacturing jobs in the state last month is due to an anti-gun administration that has ignored pleas from local officials to be involved in the negotiating process. Remington talks have come to a halt, said Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R.-Newport), whose district includes the Village of Ilion, where the Remington Outdoor Company has been located for almost 200 years. We are losing 105 jobs at the Ilion primary plant, said Butler. In February he predicted long-term consequences of Remingtons decision to expand to Huntsville, Ala., instead of Ilion, N.Y. The small...
  • NY Gun Shop Owner Forced to Hand Over 170 Customer Records

    09/05/2014 7:24:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 3, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    A SWAT team raided co-owner Joe Palumbo's Albion Gun Shop without a warrant. They were acting on orders from the Narcotics Enforcement Unit, who asked the shop to hand over a customer list so they could determine how many people had purchased New York SAFE Act compliant rifles. The gun owner was forced to present approximately 170 sales records. Under the state's anti-gun law, this intrusion was completely legal.
  • Albion Gun Shop Records Taken, Gun Owner Arrested, as SAFE Act Enforcement Barrels Down

    09/05/2014 4:37:06 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 46 replies
    Niagra Falls Reporter ^ | 2 Sep 14 | Gia Arnold
    A NY SAFE Act investigation has begun at a business in a neighboring county. The Albion Gun Shop, located on Hamilton St. in the Town of Albion in Orleans County, has received a "request" from the New York State Police for records of all persons who have purchased a bullet button AR-15 from the store since the SAFE Act was passed and signed into law in January of 2013, A bullet button AR-15 is a rifle that has been modified with a special feature that makes a semiautomatic rifle's magazine permanent, or not detachable without a special tool. The...
  • Remington to layoff 105 by week's end (Due to NY SAFE Act, business conditions)

    08/24/2014 3:35:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Herkimer Telegram ^ | August 18, 2014 | Stephanie Sorrell-White
    ILION Herkimer County officials vowed to help affected Remington Arms employees Monday afternoon as news spread the gun manufacturer will layoff more than 100 of its employees by the end of the week. Herkimer County Legislature Chairman Vincent Bono said he learned about the 105 layoffs through county Administrator James Wallace and then from Karin Zipko of Herkimer County Working Solutions. We're gearing up our programs that are offered, including retraining and job searches, said Bono, R-Schuyler, during a telephone interview Monday. It's unclear whether some will be called back. That's unknown. It's unfortunate, added Bono about the layoffs,...
  • GOP Lawmakers Say Theyre Furious After Discovering What Was Hidden Inside Budget They Voted For

    05/07/2014 5:55:39 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 6, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    GOP Lawmakers Say Theyre Furious After Discovering What Was Hidden Inside Budget They Voted For May. 6, 2014 6:15pm Jason Howerton Thats the lesson GOP lawmakers in New York reportedly learned after they voted in favor of a proposed state budget that includes millions of dollars in funding for the states hastily-passed gun control law known as the SAFE Act. Hidden in the budget is a provision that permits the reappropriation of $28 million to fund a gun database and $3.2 million in new funding for SAFE Act staff, the New York Post reports. One GOP senator, who asked to...
  • Mass exodus from Cuomo administration expected post-election

    04/22/2014 10:42:52 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Pat Bailey
    <p>ALBANY A mass exodus is expected from the Cuomo administration after Novembers election, according to several sources.</p> <p>They all want out, one source said of top Cuomo staffers. A former staffer said the rush has been spurred by the work environment.</p>
  • As Many As One Million Armed New Yorkers Are About To Break The Law

    04/15/2014 12:24:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 51 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/13/2014 | Frank Miniter
    This year April 15 is more than the tax deadline for an estimated one million New York State residents. Its also the deadline to register assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. If they dont, theyll begin living outside the law. A lot of them have decided to do just that. Theyve decided to practice civil disobedience even though failure to register an assault weapon by the deadline is punishable as a class A misdemeanor, which means a maximum sentence of one year in prison. I put assault weapon and high-capacity in quotes because their definitions vary by statetheyre political terms. In...
  • NY Minute: As Safe Act deadline nears, gun owners refuse to register 'assault weapons'

    04/15/2014 5:12:49 AM PDT · by rochester_veteran · 44 replies ^ | 4/14/2014 | Teri Weaver
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Tuesday is the next -- and last -- big deadline within the NY Safe Act, and many gun owners plan to defy it by not registering their guns under the state's new definition of assault weapons. One columnist in Forbes writes as many as 1 million gun owners in New York will not register their guns as assault weapons.
  • Can States Require Proof of Citizenship for Voting?

    04/01/2014 6:18:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 1, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    In 2011, Kansas passed the SAFE Act — Safe and Fair Elections — which requires voter ID, proof of citizenship and signature verification. In other words, it’s designed to make sure that all votes cast in Kansas are cast legally by the person identified as the voter. The law was to go into effect January 1, 2013. But the Obama administration stood in the way. At issue are the forms states use to register voters for federal elections. Kansas and Arizona require proof of citizenship, while the federal government’s form — incredibly — does not. The federal government attempted to...
  • Pastor's AR-15 assault rifle giveaway creates controversy [ In protest of the NY Safe Act ]

    03/06/2014 7:12:07 AM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 16 replies
    Albany TU ^ | March 5, 2014 | By Paul Grondahl
    The pastor of a Lansingburgh Baptist church plans to give away an AR-15 assault rifle to the winner of a free raffle at an upcoming Sunday service. A provocative flier he distributed rallied supporters of gun rights and stirred controversy among anti-gun advocates and some who considered it un-Christian. The Rev. John Koletas, pastor of Grace Baptist Church, said the service and gun raffle are aimed at "honoring hunters and gun owners who have been so viciously attacked by the antichristian socialist media and antichristian socialist politicians the last few years," according to a letter he posted on the church...
  • Study showing Bloomberg lied about gun research

    02/27/2014 5:44:22 PM PST · by richardb72 · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 27, 2014 | Fox News
    A forthcoming study is challenging claims, repeated over and over in the media, that federal restrictions effectively froze gun research over the last two decades. The Crime Prevention Research Center study examined how a 1996 decision by Congress to strip funding for firearms research actually impacted the world of academia. To hear national media outlets tell it, the decision led to a drought in research from 1996 to 2013 -- when such funding was once again allowed. Stories from The Washington Post, NBC News, Reuters and other outlets all have claimed that Washington, with the backing of the National Rifle...
  • Judge tosses out SAFE Act charge against Lockport man - Says police violated Lockport mans rights

    02/27/2014 5:52:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    The Buffalo News (NY) ^ | February 26, 201 | Thomas Prohaska
    LOCKPORT Lockport police violated Paul A. Wojdans constitutional rights by counting the bullets in his gun and charging him with violating New Yorks SAFE Act, Lockport City Judge William J. Watson ruled Wednesday. Watson dismissed a misdemeanor charge against Wojdan, filed because the magazine of his 9 mm Ruger handgun contained 10 bullets, more than the limit of seven bullets per magazine under the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act. On Dec. 31, 2 months after Wojdans Oct. 12 arrest, Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny ruled that the seven-bullet rule was unconstitutional, the only portion of the...
  • SAFE Act Needs Repeal, Proves to Hinder Job Growth

    02/27/2014 11:48:03 AM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    Oswego County Today (NY) ^ | February 25, 2014 | Assemblyman Will Barclay
    Remington Arms announced last week that it will open a large manufacturing plant in Alabama. It will create 2,000 jobs for the southern state. While I dont begrudge another state from securing these high-paying manufacturing jobs, I do begrudge our own leaders for forcing the SAFE Act upon its people and hindering economic development right here in New York. Its passage has undoubtedly affected Remington Arms, located in Illion, NY, for more than a century, from expanding in its home state. The SAFE Act makes gun owners and gun manufacturers feel unwelcome, plain and simple. I voted against the SAFE...
  • SAFE Act charges dismissed against Lockport man

    02/27/2014 10:10:26 AM PST · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    Niagara Gazette ^ | 02/26/2014 | Joe Olenick
    Police officers went too far when they counted the bullets in Paul A. Wojdan's gun, City Judge William J. Watson ruled Wednesday as he dismissed the charge against Wojdan for violating New York's SAFE Act. Watson threw out the misdemeanor charge against Wojdan, which was filed because the magazine of his Ruger 9 mm pistol contained 10 bullets. That exceeds the SAFE Acts restriction of seven bullets in a magazine. Now, Wojdan wants all six of his firearms back. . . . . Wojdan was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over by Lockport Police for speeding on...
  • Rifle used by Detroit Mom to defend family is illegal Assault Weapon in NY (Hi-Point)

    02/23/2014 11:07:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 21, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    In NY State, this mom would be a criminal and facing jail time because of cosmetic features on the rifle.I saw the videotape below at Ace of Spades HQ, as well as at Hot Air, regarding a Detroit mother at home with her children when three men, at least one of whom was armed with a handgun, attempted to kick open the front back door. Fearing for her safety and that of her children, this mother used a rifle in self-defense. She didnt hit any of the intruders, but it was enough to scare them off initially, and again when...
  • Cuomo Official Reportedly Used His Gun as a Laser Pointer

    02/19/2014 2:39:37 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 14 replies
    Village Voice ^ | 1/7/2014 | Anna Merlan
    The Cuomo administration has a serious, potentially deadly laser pointer shortage. That's the only way to explain a report from the Albany Times-Union that Jerome Hauer, the state's commissioner of Homeland Security & Emergency Services, used the the laser sight on his handgun as a pointer during a presentation in October, panicking a bunch of foreign delegates from countries where guns are only used for civilized things like shooting people.
  • Union official blames Remington Arms expansion in Alabama on NY Safe Act

    02/15/2014 10:15:48 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 184 replies
    Post Standard Syracuse NY ^ | 2/15/14 | Rick Moriarty
    Ilion, N.Y. A union official said Saturday the Remington Arms Co.'s decision to open a manufacturing plant in Alabama does not bode well for Ilion, and he's blaming New York's Safe Act restrictions on assault weapons. "It can't be good," said Fran Madore, president of United Mine Workers Local 717, which represents 1,180 of the 1,300 Remington employees in Ilion. "How can it be good?" Madore said plant officials told him they wanted to meet with him on Monday. They did not say what they wanted to talk about, but Madore said he assumes it will be about the...
  • GUN STUN: Gun control activist swears he forgot he was carrying gun while visiting school

    02/10/2014 11:06:25 AM PST · by celmak · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/10/2014 | Eric owens
    A Buffalo, N.Y. community activist who is well known locally for pushing for a highly restrictive 2013 gun control law has been arrested for wait for it carrying a gun illegally at a public elementary school.
  • Associates defend man SAFE Act Proponent) who had gun in school

    02/09/2014 2:44:50 PM PST · by matt04 · 30 replies
    Dwayne Ferguson spent more than a decade advocating for nonviolence and peace in the streets of Buffalo. He was a well-known face in the movement for the SAFE Act, the state law that made carrying a gun on school property a felony. He was also a familiar presence in the hallways of the citys Harvey Austin Elementary School, where he worked in the after-school program and mentored students. No one imagined that on Thursday he would show up at the school in possession of a gun, touching off an hours-long lockdown, search and ultimately his arrest on two felony charges....
  • Pro-SAFE Act Leader Arrested for Taking Loaded Gun to Elementary School

    02/09/2014 10:43:36 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 18 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/9/14 | Aurelius
    Dwayne Ferguson, who has spent several decades promoting non-violence and is the leader of the anti-violence organization Mad Dads, was arrested Thursday for bringing a loaded gun to a school. According to police, Mr. Ferguson brought a loaded handgun to Harvey Austin Elementary school on Thursday, prompting a multi-hour lockdown... According to Mr. Ferguson, who spoke to the press, he stated that he simply did not realize that he brought a loaded weapon into a school full of children. Mr. Ferguson, a member of Mad Dads, has been very vocal about New Yorks SAFE Act, of which he is a...
  • NYC sees 33% spike in murders, fewer guns seized

    01/31/2014 3:59:18 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/28/14 | Jamie Schram
    As his first month as police commissioner under Mayor de Blasio winds down, Bill Bratton is already facing some sobering news a 33 percent spike in murders across the city. According to the latest statistics released Tuesday, there have been 28 homicides so far this year compared to 21 in the same period last year. That puts the city on course for at least one murder a day.
  • Volunteer EMS Injured On Way To Call In Bellport When Ambulance Was Shot At (NY)

    01/15/2014 9:52:08 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 21 replies
    CBS News online ^ | January 15, 2014 | Unattributed
    All EMS Wear Bulletproof Vests Due To Increased Crime In Area BELLPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) A Long Island volunteer emergency medical service worker was injured after the ambulance he was riding in was shot at. As WCBSs Sophia Hall reported, a bullet went through the back window of the South Country Ambulance as volunteers were responding to a call in Bellport Tuesday night. Broken glass sprayed through the back of the ambulance, officials said.
  • Is This The Best Second Amendment Speech Ever?

    12/14/2013 11:00:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Link to the video of Aaron Weiss address the Dutchess County legislature in New York on the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.You see, if it was really so courageous a bill, and it took so much courage to pass it, then why was it done in the middle of the night when no one could see it or read it? Thats not courage. Thats a mafia style sit-down to divvy up whats good for the bosses.
  • Nearly 1000 New Yorkers Arrested Under SAFE Act

    11/29/2013 1:08:20 PM PST · by Kip Russell · 20 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Nov 29, 2013 | Robert Farago
    Nearly 1,000 people have been charged under the NY Safe Act in the eight months since the tougher gun control law was passed, according to the states Division of Criminal Justice Services, reports. Nearly 90 percent were accused of a crime that pre-dates the new act including having a sawed-off long gun or an unregistered pistol but was elevated to a felony when the Safe Act went on the books Jan. 15. The arrests dealing with the more controversial portions of the Safe Act, including possession of a large capacity magazine or a newly defined assault weapon,...
  • NY:All Signs point to theft (theft of political signs by left)

    11/27/2013 2:34:02 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 22 November, 2013 | Staff
    The two sides of the issue are firmly entrenched. The New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, or NY S.A.F.E. Act, was quickly approved by the State legislature in January following the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Besides its new definitions on what constitutes a banned assault weapon, and limits on number of rounds of ammunition permitted in a weapons magazine, the law also targeted ammunition purchases by dealers and gun owners. Before it was even passed, gun owners, and others opposed to the law, banded together. Rallies in Albany, letters to state legislators and...
  • ATI to relocate to South Carolina to avoid N.Y. gun laws

    10/31/2013 2:48:31 PM PDT · by sdnet · 13 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-10-31 | Steve Adcock
    American Tactical Imports (ATI) is the latest gun manufacturing company to flee New Yorks draconian gun laws for safer grounds, citing the states passage of the SAFE Act and Summerville, South Carolinas proximity to the port-of-entry for several of their imported products. The move will bring more than 115 jobs to South Carolina where locals are supportive of the companys move. The people of South Carolina have welcomed ATI with open arms and we are excited about making our new corporate home there, said company president Tony DiChario. ATI will invest nearly $3 million in Summerville, a Charleston suburb.
  • NY Sheriffs defy Cuomo: We wont take guns from law-abiding citizens

    09/12/2013 3:49:26 PM PDT · by matt04 · 26 replies
    A law is only as good as its enforcement, and a growing number of New York sheriffs are announcing that they dont intend to enforce the SAFE gun legislation Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law in January, PoliceOne reported. Cuomos rush to make New York the first state to react in knee-jerk fashion to the tragic December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., resulted in a highly-flawed, overly-broad law that restricts the rights of legal gun owners while doing little to address violence. The legislation limits magazine capacities to seven rounds, prohibits the sale of certain types...
  • Kahr announces relocation to Pennsylvania from New York, blames SAFE Act

    08/08/2013 1:01:53 PM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    Kahr Firearms Group announced Wednesday that it will relocate its corporate offices from New York to Pennsylvania, and blames New Yorks Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act as reason why. Were looking for a more friendly environment for our business, Frank Harris, Kahrs vice president for sales and marketing, told the Associated Press. Maybe we could have stayed here and built a plant, but the way the bill was passed left us feeling there were a lot of uncertainties going forward. Kahr is the first gun company to announce that it will move out of New York. Its relocating its...
  • NY firearms maker blames new law for move to Pa.

    08/07/2013 6:15:50 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 77 replies
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A firearms manufacturer in New York, partially blaming the state's new gun control law, said Wednesday it's moving its corporate offices and its plans for expansion to Pennsylvania. Kahr Firearms Group of Pearl River is the first gunmaker to announce it's leaving because of the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, which was put into law after closed-door negotiations in January. It was the first law in the nation prompted by the killing of 20 first-graders and six educators in Newtown, Conn., in December. "We're looking for a more friendly environment for our...
  • Kahr Arms Bolts Out Of New York In Response To NY SAFE Act

    07/03/2013 11:52:15 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 16 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | July 3, 2013 | Tim Brown
    New York is about to see millions of dollars in economic activity leave their state due to the tyrannical gun laws, known as the NY SAFE Act, that were signed into law earlier this year. Kahr Arms has decided to pick up and leave Rockland County, New York and head across the border to Pennsylvania. Kahr Arms specifically cites the unconstitutional SAFE Act as the reasons they are leaving. The Times Union reports: Business has been good for Rockland County-based Kahr Arms, so much so that it plans to expand with a new factory on more than 600 acres. The...
  • Sheriffs take stand on SAFE Act

    06/05/2013 1:22:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Messenger Post ^ | Jun 04, 2013 | Erinn Cain
    Albany, N.Y. After the passage in January of tougher gun restrictions in New York, sheriffs across the state have joined a federal lawsuit challenging the legislation to reinforce the sheriffs position that portions of the (legislation) need to be changed and have a potentially negative impact on law-abiding citizens, said Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero. The New York State Sheriffs' Association and five individual sheriffs have added their position to the record in the lawsuit filed by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association regarding the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act of 2013. The...
  • Mayhem in the city: 25 people shot in 48 hours

    06/03/2013 7:03:46 AM PDT · by Jabba the Nutt · 68 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 6/2/2013 | Barry Paddock, , Irving Dejohn AND Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    Three killed Sunday after three were killed Saturday. One of the wounded includes an 11-year-old girl who will never walk again.Violence surged like the mercury Sunday, with three more fatalities from gun violence and eight others wounded in shootings bringing the total number of bullet-riddled in the city to 25 in less than 48 hours. LINK