Sen. Kathleen Marchione, R-Halfmoon, Saratoga County, introduced legislation today that would repeal most of the gun-control law passed by the Legislature last month. Called the “Second Amendment Protection Act,” Marchione’s bill would amend and repeal most of the NY-SAFE Act and amend sections that would impose unfunded mandates on local… Read More →
Local officials in central New York warned of the impact should Remington Arms, a gun manufacturer in Ilion, Herkimer County, decide to pull out of the state. Vincent Bono, chairman of the Herkimer County Legislature, and John Stephens, Ilion mayor, attended a gun-rights rally in Albany on Thursday afternoon. They… Read More →
Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended the state’s gun-control law today as about 5,000 gun-rights activists protested at the Capitol. Speaking to reporters after an event in Brooklyn, Cuomo said he understands that gun-control is a controversial issue. But he said the law was needed as gun violence has plagued the nation… Read More →
Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County, told gun-rights supporters Thursday he wasn’t sure how long he’d remain a politician. Ball spoke to thousands gathered outside the state Capitol for a rally opposing the so-called NY SAFE Act. He’s been a primary opponent of the law and supporter of Second Amendment… Read More →
For your viewing pleasure, here are some sights and sounds from the pro-gun rally Thursday, which attracted about 5,000 gun owners and supporters outside of the state Capitol. More video here, here, here, here and here.
Here’s a video of state lawmakers and NRA president David Keene talking at the gun rally today outside the Capitol. State Police put the projections at 5,000 people. About 100 buses were there.
The Westchester County Board of Legislators is trying to pressure County Executive Rob Astorino on a variety of stalled capital projects in light of a court decision this week that went against the board but supported the board Democrats’ position on its role in the capital planning process. The board… Read More →
With more than 5,000 people at a gun-rights rally, gun-control advocates quietly put out a video today to back New York’s law. The groups, including Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, released a video and a news release in support of the law, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed… Read More →
Thousand of gunowners and Second Amendment supporters are still gathered on the state Capitol’s west park, as speaker after speaker criticizes the state’s new gun laws and calls for a repeal. About a dozen Republican lawmakers spoke at the rally, as well as National Rifle Association President David Keene, who… Read More →
Here’s some more video of the scene at today’s pro-gun-rights rally, courtesy of Gannett’s WGRZ in Buffalo. One sign read, “It’s not about guns. It’s about control!”