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NYSRPA pleased State Senate passed SAFE Act reform legislation

| June 9, 2015

NYSRPA pleased State Senate passed SAFE Act reform legislation NYSRPA pleased State Senate passed SAFE Act reform legislation S-5837 a good first step to restoring New Yorkers civil rights ALBANY, NY (06/09/2015)(readMedia)– The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association is pleased the State Senate passed bill S-5837 repealing portions of the so-called SAFE Act. […]

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NY Senate votes to tweak SAFE Act

| June 8, 2015

NY Senate votes to tweak SAFE Act NY Senate votes to tweak SAFE Act – The New York Senate has endorsed changes to the landmark gun control law passed in the wake of the 2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. The revisions passed by the Senate Monday would allow a family member to inherit […]

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Two year rise in shootings prove SAFE Act not working

| June 8, 2015

Two year rise in shootings prove SAFE Act not working Two year rise in shootings prove SAFE Act not working Time for legislators to have an honest discussion about New York gun laws ALBANY, NY (06/08/2015)(readMedia)– The New York Times first reported last week that shootings in New York City have been rising for the […]

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Mets pitcher Dillon Gee says he was tricked into encouraging gun control

| June 4, 2015

Mets pitcher Dillon Gee says he was tricked into encouraging gun control Mets pitcher Dillon Gee says he was tricked into encouraging gun control – A day before being activated from the disabled list, Mets pitcher Dillon Gee was also activated as a promoter of Gun Violence Awareness Day, apparently without his knowledge. To show […]

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NYAGV letter to Buffalo Common Council

NYAGV letter to Buffalo Common Council

| June 2, 2015

NYAGV letter to Buffalo Common Council New Yorkers Against Gun Violence sent a letter to the City of Buffalo Common Council trying to get them to go on the record in opposition to firearms reciprocity legislation pending in Congress. Here is a copy of the letter they sent to Council President Darius Pridgen.  Click on […]

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Administration preps new gun regulations

| May 30, 2015

Administration preps new gun regulations Administration preps new gun regulations – The Justice Department plans to move forward this year with more than a dozen new gun-related regulations, according to list of rules the agency has proposed to enact before the end of the Obama administration. The regulations range from new restrictions on high-powered pistols to gun […]

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Legislative Report #9

| May 29, 2015

Legislative Report #9 Legislative Report #10 is now online (pdf). View full story Originally posted by NYSRPA.ORG.

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City of Poughkeepsie Alert

| May 29, 2015

City of Poughkeepsie Alert City of Poughkeepsie Alert The Common Council’s next scheduled meeting is set for 6:30pm on Monday June 1 in Council Chambers, Third Floor, Municipal Building, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie. On the agenda is “A Presentation by New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.“ View full story Originally posted by NYSRPA.ORG.

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Help Wanted: Gun group seeks candidates

| May 26, 2015

Help Wanted: Gun group seeks candidates Help Wanted: Gun group seeks candidates – The state’s largest group representing gun owners is looking to back candidates against incumbent state lawmakers — and its looking for resumes. The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association sent out an “action alert” Tuesday to its members, seeking candidates who […]

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Spring 2015 Raffle

Spring 2015 Raffle

| May 22, 2015

Spring 2015 Raffle Enter to win our Spring 2015 Raffle! Proceeds go to the Legal Defense Fund to offset costs associated with our federal lawsuit to overturn the SAFE Act. Ticket sales close May 29.  Winner to be announced at the July 12 Annual Meeting. View full story Originally posted by NYSRPA.ORG.

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NY Democrat Introduces Expanded Background Checks for Gun Shows

| May 20, 2015

NY Democrat Introduces Expanded Background Checks for Gun Shows NY Democrat Introduces Expanded Background Checks for Gun Shows – On May 19, Representative Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)14% (D-NY-12th District) introduced legislation to expand background checks to gun shows. Titled the Gun Show Loophole Closing Act, Maloney’s legislation would require a background check on any private […]

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DEC Announces Proposals to Amend Hunting and Trapping Regulations for Wild Turkey, Deer and Fisher

| May 20, 2015

DEC Announces Proposals to Amend Hunting and Trapping Regulations for Wild Turkey, Deer and Fisher DEC Announces Proposals to Amend Hunting and Trapping Regulations for Wild Turkey, Deer and Fisher – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is now accepting public comments through June 29 on three regulatory proposals for hunting and […]

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Senator Panepinto Calls on Senate Republicans to Get Serious on SAFE Act

| May 13, 2015

Senator Panepinto Calls on Senate Republicans to Get Serious on SAFE Act Senator Panepinto Calls on Senate Republicans to Get Serious on SAFE Act – Senator Marc Panepinto (D-Buffalo) issued the following statement calling out Senate Republicans on their broken promises regarding commonsense SAFE Act reforms: “Senate Republicans should immediately enact crucial SAFE Act reforms […]

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Gun group threatens primaries against Senate Republicans

| May 12, 2015

Gun group threatens primaries against Senate Republicans Gun group threatens primaries against Senate Republicans – Senate Republicans’ pick of a leader who voted in support of the controversial gun-control law in 2013 is not sitting well with gun-right groups, and the state’s leading gun group said it would consider primaries next year against GOP senators […]

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NYSRPA statement on the election of John Flanagan as Senate Majority Leader

| May 11, 2015

NYSRPA statement on the election of John Flanagan as Senate Majority Leader NYSRPA statement on the election of John Flanagan as Senate Majority Leader ALBANY, NY (05/11/2015)(readMedia)– The election of Senator John Flanagan as the the leader of the New York State Senate Republican Caucus is a divisive blow to the freedom loving people of […]

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Woman shoots, kills ex-boyfriend in self-defense: cops

| May 10, 2015

Woman shoots, kills ex-boyfriend in self-defense: cops Woman shoots, kills ex-boyfriend in self-defense: cops – An Ann Road woman wrested a gun away from a former boyfriend and shot him to death after he broke into her home early Saturday, police said. The 50-year-old woman, who police would not identify, was also shot during the […]

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Legislative Report #8

| May 8, 2015

Legislative Report #8 Legislative Report #8 is now online (pdf). View full story Originally posted by NYSRPA.ORG.

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Westchester County Friends of NRA

| May 7, 2015

Westchester County Friends of NRA Westchester County Friends of NRA Dinner June 5, 2015 from 6:00pm to 11:00pm at the Double Tree Hotel in Tarrytown Special Honoree at the dinner this year will be Scott Sommavilla from the Westchester County Firearm Owners Association for his continued dedication to the 2nd Amendment and the shooting sports.  […]

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Gun group to senators: Pick DeFrancisco over Flanagan for leader

| May 7, 2015

Gun group to senators: Pick DeFrancisco over Flanagan for leader Gun group to senators: Pick DeFrancisco over Flanagan for leader – Don’t pick a SAFE Act supporter. That’s the message the state Rifle and Pistol Association is urging its members to tell their local senators as Senate Republicans increasingly consider dumping Senate Majority Leader Dean […]

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Pistol permit office hours changing

| May 7, 2015

Pistol permit office hours changing Pistol permit office hours changing – The Niagara County Pistol Permit Office will roll out new hours next month in an attempt to speed up approvals, after County Clerk Wayne F. Jagow noted a spike in pistol permit applications. Effective the first week in June, the office will now be […]

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