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    TL;DR... What a smug asshole. "Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld what we have long known to be true - that the core provisions of the NY SAFE Act do not violate the Second Amendment. Today, common sense prevailed. "When we passed the SAFE Act, just days after the...
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    Governor Andrew Cuomo has agreed to change a part of the SAFE Act that pertains to the Ammunition background check database. According to Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I, Oneonta), the senate republican majority has secured a legally binding memorandum of understanding (MUC) with the governor's...
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    Senate Republicans did pass a bill to make a variety of changes to the measure, which was approved in 2013 and championed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. But Assembly Democrats and Cuomo showed no appetite to follow suit, so no revisions will be made. "Am I disappointed? Absolutely, and I think the gun...
  4. Laws and Politics - Firearms/Self Defense/Weapons
    I know there are some lawyers on this site and there are definitely police officers. There has been much discussion and debate about whether or not the police should actually enforce the SAFE act. Many police officers (in the media, not necessarily on this site) claim it is not their job to...
  5. Firearms in the News
    Stanford law prof: Second Amendment is about restricting gun rights | The Daily Caller What a douche. Still, it's Stanford so I guess I should have seen it coming.
  6. Laws and Politics - Firearms/Self Defense/Weapons
    There are myriad reasons to dislike Amnestying 12-20 million illegal aliens, but here is what is germane to your gun rights: http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2014-01-29.html Pew also found that only 27 percent of Hispanics support gun rights, compared to 57 percent of non-Hispanic whites...
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    Gun confiscation and the continued attack on American gun RIGHTS - YouTube A good summary of where we are up to now.
  8. Laws and Politics - Firearms/Self Defense/Weapons
    The Republican-controlled House of Delegates has approved two expansions of gun rights over the objections of the State Police. On a largely party-line 65-34 vote today, the House passed Del. Todd Gilbert's bill (HB705) to make it easier for someone with an out-of-state concealed handgun...
  9. Laws and Politics - Firearms/Self Defense/Weapons
    Proposed Ill. Regulation: Patients Prescribed Medical Marijuana Would Have to Forfeit Gun Rights "Patients who want to qualify for medical marijuana in Illinois would have to be fingerprinted for a background check and pay $150 a year - and give up their right to own a gun, state officials...
  10. Laws and Politics - Firearms/Self Defense/Weapons
    The US Government and Police departments of this country are now installing devices into your body to create severe pain. They are installing devices into your head,mouth,shoulder,penis,vagina, once these devices are installed you automatically black out at night, they then proceed to enter...
  11. Laws and Politics - Firearms/Self Defense/Weapons
    I was bored at work so I made this table. Each state is ranked 1-50 on Guns rights and taxes. The higher the sum the better the state. As you can see NY is dead last. I used information from found online from guns and ammo and a website listing tax rates by state. I have considered adding other...
  12. Laws and Politics - Firearms/Self Defense/Weapons
    So when the rest of the US is enjoying newer, more reliable, more innovative, safer, and better firearms, us NYers will still be stuck with gun designs that were created in the 1800s. Pump actions, bolt actions, and a very limited number of semi-autos. So essentially our 2nd amendment rights...
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    Have we as Americans lost our constitutional rights? How Many Constitutional Freedoms Have We Lost? This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights - the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution - and provides a scorecard on the extent of the loss of each...
  14. Laws and Politics - Firearms/Self Defense/Weapons
    "U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang said in his ruling that while the government has a duty to protect its citizens, it's also obligated to protect constitutional rights, including the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense. However, Chang said he would temporarily stay the effects of his...
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    LeBrun: Gun rights folks in a good place - Times Union
  16. Laws and Politics - Firearms/Self Defense/Weapons
    "Today I saw pictures of people lining up in Middletown, Connecticut registering their guns and giving up their unalienable Second Amendment right to "keep and bear arms." I immediately called the Connecticut State Police and spoke to a State Trooper. I identified myself as Senior Chief Petty...
  17. Laws and Politics - Firearms/Self Defense/Weapons
    Interesting article with info graphic I read on The Blaze. Here Are the Rights You Have When Interacting With a Police Officer in One Detailed Infographic | TheBlaze.com
  18. Laws and Politics - Firearms/Self Defense/Weapons
    Judge nixes Florida's welfare drug testing | Fox News Is this not relevant to us? "The judge agreed, writing that there was no pervasive drug problem among applicants for the welfare program known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families." There is not pervasive unlawful firearm use in the...
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    "U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby declared in his ruling that the voter passed initiative declaring that marriage is defined as being between a man and a woman is unconstitutional based off of the 14th Amendment. My issue with using the 14th Amendment by radical judges is that they apply it...
  20. Firearms in the News
    Op-Ed: Women The 'Holy Grail' Of Gun Rights Movement "Women and particularly women with children have been raised with an idea that guns are dangerous. Yet once women get over their initial fear of the firearm, they feel empowered by it, he said. "Women want to be armed and capable." It has...
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