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The following message was sent out by SCOPE.  Please contact your representatives. NEW YORK FIREARMS BAN! SCOPE is sending this Alert to put all firearm owners on notice that the time to act is now.  New York State has positioned itself to pass the most draconian gun laws in the nation.  Governor Cuomo is pressing […]

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UTAH Permits No More for NYS Residents?

According to Utah state senate bill SB36, proposed on 1/25/11 by Senator John L. Valentine and passed in 2/14/11, they have added verbiage that prevents non-resident permits from people living in states that do not have reciprocity with Utah. Considering NY does not recognize Utah permits, New York residents will no longer be able to […]

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Judge refuses to rule in Senate power squabble

Supreme Court Judge Thomas McNamara refused to rule on whether or not last week’s Senate “coup” was legal citing the New York State Constitution.  “Courts may well be suited to analyzing such a question and providing a reasoned objective conclusion,” Judge Thomas McNamara wrote in his decision. “Nonetheless, a judicially imposed resolution would be an […]

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Republicans take control of NY State Senate

Details are still emerging but it appears that the GOP has taken control of the State Senate.   News reports say that Pedro Espada Jr. of the Bronx and Hiram Monserrate of Queens, both democrats, voted with the republican minority to remove Senate majority leader Malcom Smith of Queens and return the senate to republican control.  […]

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NYSRPA, NRA, others blocked from microstamping meeting

This morning state Senate leaders blocked members of NYSRPA, NRA and other pro-gun organizations from attending a meeting on microstamping today while the company that owns the microstamping technology, The Brady Campaign and New Yorkers Against Gun Violence were in attendance. NYSRPA published a press release on the subject.

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Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) votes ‘no’ to second amendment rights

On February 26, 2009 the United States Senate voted on a bill that would restore the second amendment rights of the citizens of Washington DC.  Although the bill passed, Kirsten Gillibrand, supposed pro-gun representative, voted no.  Charles Schumer (D-NY) also voted no but that is no surprise. The voting record for the bill can be […]

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