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Elected officials across New York start gun-violence initiative

| April 17, 2013

The state Assembly, as well as city and county governments around the state, passed a resolution Wednesday naming June 'Gun Violence Awareness Month,' which will mark the launch of a statewide effort to reduce gun violence. View full story

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Albany police union blasts SAFE Act as ‘foolish’

| April 17, 2013

Albany police union blasts SAFE Act as ‘foolish’ Albany police union blasts SAFE Act as ‘foolish’ – The Albany Police Officers Union is the latest to blast the state’s sweeping new gun control law, saying the so-called SAFE Act “violates fundamental constitutional rights” and is “unduly and purposely burdensome on law-abiding citizens.”  The union, an […]

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U.S. Senate Rejects Manchin-Toomey Gun Control Amendment on gun purchase

| April 17, 2013

U.S. Senate Rejects Manchin-Toomey Gun Control Amendment on gun purchase The Senate delivered a devastating blow to President Obama’s agenda to regulate guns Wednesday by defeating a bipartisan proposal to expand background checks. It failed by a vote of 54 to 46, with five Democrats voting against it. Only four Republicans supported it. View full […]

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Gun control: background checks bill heading for defeat in Senate

| April 17, 2013

Gun control: background checks bill heading for defeat in Senate Hopes for significant new gun control laws in America were fading today as senators admitted that even a bipartisan compromise to modestly expand criminal background checks is likely heading for defeat.         View full story

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Letter from the Albany Police Union to the Governor

| April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Letter from the Albany Police Union to Governor Cuomo, etc. Posted at NYSRPA – http://www.nysrpa.org/files/SAFE/AlbanyPoliceUnionLetter.pdf AlbanyPoliceUnionLetter.pdf

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Senate vote nears, background check bill in peril

| April 17, 2013

Senate vote nears, background check bill in peril WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan effort to expand background checks was in deep trouble Wednesday as the Senate approached a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence. As the showdown drew near, an Associated Press-GfK poll showed ebbing public support for tightening […]

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New York State Man Mistakenly Identified As Mentally Unstable Has Guns Returned To Him

| April 17, 2013

Last week, Fox News reported on a New York State man who was ordered to surrender his firearms, in what the state says was a case of mistaken identity. Opponents of gun regulation point to this case as some sort of nightmare scenario, but for the gun owner in question, that nightmare came to an […]

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Senate prepares for key gun control vote

| April 17, 2013

Senate prepares for key gun control vote A bipartisan effort to expand background checks was in deep trouble Wednesday as the Senate approached a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence. As the showdown drew near, an Associated Press-GfK poll showed ebbing public support for tightening gun control laws. With the […]

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Background Check Bill Faces Likely Senate Defeat

| April 17, 2013

Background Check Bill Faces Likely Senate Defeat Background checks face likely defeat in Senate showdown; poll shows ebbing gun control support View full story

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Sheriffs: New gun laws cost time, money

| April 17, 2013

Two local law enforcement officials said Tuesday that New York's strict new gun control laws are already costing their agencies money, complaining that the statute amounts to another unfunded state mandate on county governments. View full story

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Gun background check bill faces likely Senate defeat

| April 17, 2013

Gun background check bill faces likely Senate defeat A bipartisan effort to expand background checks faced almost certain defeat Wednesday as the Senate approached a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence. As the showdown drew near, an Associated Press-GfK poll showed ebbing public support for tightening gun control laws. […]

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Alabama: NRA-Backed Omnibus Firearms Bill Assigned to House Committee

| April 17, 2013

Alabama: NRA-Backed Omnibus Firearms Bill Assigned to House Committee Senate Bill 286, a critical omnibus firearms bill, has been referred to the House Commerce and Small Business Committee.  This measure passed in the state Senate by an overwhelming 28 to 5 vote on April 4.  Sponsored by state Senators Scott Beason (R-17) and Roger Bedford (D-6), SB 286 seeks […]

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Tennessee: House Approves School Security Measure

| April 17, 2013

Tennessee: House Approves School Security Measure Yesterday, House Bill 6, sponsored by state Representative Eric Watson (R-22), passed in the Tennessee House of Representatives by an overwhelming 82 to 15 vote.  Its companion bill, Senate Bill 570, passed in the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee on Monday by a 6 to 2 vote and is scheduled for […]

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North Dakota: Pro-Gun Bills Signed By Governor

| April 17, 2013

North Dakota: Pro-Gun Bills Signed By Governor Three NRA-backed bills were recently signed into law by Governor Jack Dalrymple (R). View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Crime victim halts burglaries, CBS, Sacramento, Calif. April 8, 2013

| April 16, 2013

Crime victim halts burglaries, CBS, Sacramento, Calif. April 8, 2013 In recent months, Darin Fowler had been the victim of several burglaries at his Oroville, Calif. store, Air Cooled Unlimited. Fed up, Fowler, a Right-to-Carry permit holder, decided to arm himself and camp out at the business. While sleeping behind the shop one night, Fowler […]

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Hawley to host forum on NY SAFE Act April 25 at GCC

| April 16, 2013

Hawley to host forum on NY SAFE Act April 25 at GCC Hawley to host forum on NY SAFE Act April 25 at GCC – Assemblyman Steve Hawley, R-Batavia, will host a public forum on New York’s new gun laws from6:30 to 8 p.m. April 25 in the auditorium at Conable Technology Building, Room T102 […]

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Groups ask court to stop NY SAFE Act | WIVB.com

| April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Updated: Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013, 3:32 PM EDT Published : Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013, 3:32 PM EDT MICHAEL VIRTANEN,Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Gun rights advocates asked a federal judge to block New York authorities from enforcing new bullet limits for magazines and a redefinition of assault weapons that cannot be legally bought or […]

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Gun-control plan several votes short in Senate

| April 16, 2013

Gun-control plan several votes short in Senate WASHINGTON — A Senate plan to expand the background-check requirement for gun purchases faced a narrowing path to success Tuesday, as advocates for stricter laws sought to scrape together the last few votes they need from among a dwindling number of undecided senators.         View […]

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Calif. Dems push wide-ranging gun control bills

| April 16, 2013

Calif. Dems push wide-ranging gun control bills California lawmakers took their first step toward moving a gun control legislation package Tuesday, following similar tough firearm and ammunition restrictions enacted in several other states in the wake … View full story

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Kansas: Governor Brownback Signs Pro-Gun Bill into Law

| April 16, 2013

Kansas: Governor Brownback Signs Pro-Gun Bill into Law Today, Governor Sam Brownback (R) signed House Bill 2052 into law.  This new law takes effect on July 1, 2013. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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