Annual event was expected to draw as many as 2,000 2nd Amendment activists on Monday
Annual event was expected to draw as many as 2,000 2nd Amendment activists on Monday
The justices threw out as moot a challenge to New York City’s strict gun regulations, but gun-safety advocates worry that gains in the states may be taken away by a conservative court majority.
New York City has stricter gun laws than most other American cities — and lower rates of gun violence. But legal challenges could force the city to loosen its gun control. Will a rise in crime follow?
At issue was a New York City law that allowed residents to have a permit for a gun at home but barred them from transporting the gun elsewhere except to seven shooting ranges inside the city.
“I still stand by, the only thing that’s going to stop a gun is a gun.”
Tompkins is one of five counties in the state that do not allow rifle hunting for deer and bears.
GOP Chairman Rob Kauffman says in particular, a high-profile “red flag” bill won’t be considered “so long as Chairman Kauffman is chairman.”
A Republican polling firm says its latest survey found compelling evidence that a key bloc of swing voters want stricter gun control.
The measure, also known as an extreme risk protection order law, would allow a judge to order the confiscation of a person’s guns if law enforcement, school officials, or a family member signs a statement saying they believe the person to be a potential danger to themselves or to others.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asking Democratic presidential candidates to endorse four gun control measures previously adopted in New York.
Pennsylvania’s attorney general is trying to convince firearms dealers and police precincts around the commonwealth to do a more effective job tracking guns–an effort he hopes will eventually help reduce gun crimes.
“We’re not going to just sit back and let our rights be chipped away by something that’s just a feel-good measure.”
Gun control bills are always a tough sell in Harrisburg, and this one is no different.
New York’s so-called “red flag” law takes effect in about six months. It authorizes teachers, school administrators, and others to petition a court for the removal of guns from individuals who they believe pose a serious threat to themselves or others.
The heads of four U.S. companies are lobbying for a law requiring background checks on all gun purchases. One of them, the founder of TOMS shoes, concedes his company will lose business as a result.
Central New York’s Republican state representatives and some local gun owners have reacted negatively to some of the new gun safety measures that passed the legislature last week. Republicans said they were left out of negotiations with the Democratic-controlled Assembly and Senate.
As a new state legislative session dawns, gun control advocates are renewing their call for change. This is the first time lawmakers have been in regular session since a shooting claimed 11 lives at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue.
The New York State legislature built on the state’s 2013 gun control laws Tuesday, and are passing measures to extend the waiting period for background checks for some purchasers, and forbidding teachers from bringing guns to school.
The New York State Legislature is expected to strengthen the state’s gun control laws soon. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the measures include the so-called “red flag” bill and further restrictions on bump stocks.
Depending on how narrowly or broadly the court rules, it has a majority now to affect gun rights and restrictions in a dramatic way.
Democrats unveiled new legislation to enhance background checks on the eighth anniversary of the Tucson shooting that injured former Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz. But the gun lobby vows to oppose it.
The NRA is suing the Cuomo Administration over a decision to end the sale of liability insurance for gun owners because it’s illegal under state laws. In rural parts of New York residents have their own view.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the National Rifle Association’s lawsuit against him is “frivolous.” The lawsuit claims that Cuomo’s policies are trying to deprive it of its First Amendment rights.
The judge said the untraceable weapons could end up in the wrong hands. But it’s unclear how effective the order is since some gun plans have already been online for four days.
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) — A state House committee has begun working through a long list of gun control measures that have accumulated in the chamber in recent months.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was in Syracuse Monday pushing gun safety legislation meant to address school shootings. The bill, which would prevent individuals from buying or possessing guns who are believed to be a severe threat to themselves or others, is still tied up in the state legislature.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – Gov. Cuomo has begun a statewide tour to promote a bill to give teachers and school administrators the power to go to court and ask a judge to confiscate the guns of a student and their family, if they suspect the student might try to harm themselves or others.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed an expansion to his Extreme Risk Protection Order bill that would give teachers the power to go to court to prevent a student’s access to guns.
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) — Crowds of students and activists flooded Harrisburg Tuesday, calling for changes to help halt school shootings.
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) — With the state House and Senate both back in Harrisburg, lawmakers are turning their attention to a number of gun control and school safety bills.
Steve Israel’s new satire imagines a world where the gun lobby holds enough sway to pass such legislation through Congress. As a former Democratic congressman, he knows the subject intimately.
STATE IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA – York County pastor George Scott is one of four Democrats running for the nomination to try to unseat Republican Congressman Scott Perry in Pennsylvania’s 10th district.
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) — Governor Tom Wolf is pushing the legislature to broaden firearm background checks–in particular, to close an exception for certain rifles, shotguns, and handguns sold at gun shows.
After the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the debate over gun laws has re-emerged as a political issue ahead of the midterm elections.
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) — State House lawmakers have completed their final session in a two-week series of Judiciary Committee hearings on gun violence.
KEYSTONE CROSSROADS — The state Attorney General’s office has launched a website where gun owners can check which states recognize Pennsylvania’s concealed carry permits — and which outside permits are recognized by the commonwealth.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Advocates for survivors of domestic violence and supporters of stricter gun control are applauding passage of a new measure included in the new budget for New York State.
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) — As an elementary school choir sang inside the Capitol rotunda on Friday, a group of men and women clad in military fatigues, carrying walkie talkies and AR-15s, gathered just outside.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed New York extend the background check waiting period as part of efforts to reduce gun violence.
Students across the nation walked out of their classrooms Wednesday to, as organizers put it, ”protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods.” At Maine-Endwell High School, it was pretty quiet.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – In the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, local leaders are convening a task force that will create a blueprint for school safety in central New York.
Albany, NY (WSKG) – Things got heated on the New York State Senate floor this week over a debate on bills that majority party Republicans say will improve school safety. Meanwhile, the state Assembly on Tuesday passed its own set of gun control bills.
Albany, NY (WSKG) – During a debate in the New York state Senate on enhanced school safety measures Monday, Democrats asked the Republican majority to support a bill to ban teachers from having guns in schools.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) said he wants to address the issue of mass shootings, especially in schools., and there are some measures Katko is signaling he could support.
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) — In the wake of the Florida school shooting that killed 17 people, Pennsylvania US Senator Pat Toomey was among a number of lawmakers who met with President Trump Wednesday to discuss new gun control measures.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – Democrats in the state Senate tried to force a vote on gun control legislation Wednesday, to put Republicans on the spot over some GOP senators’ resistance to the bills.
Protests outside of central New York Republican Rep. John Katko’s Syracuse office have been ongoing this week, including a rally on gun control. Following last week’s high school shooting in Florida, some of the protesters were teachers who said Katko is doing nothing to fix the problem.
SYRACUSE (WRVO) – Wednesday is the deadline for New York State pistol permit holders to recertify their permits with state police. State police said they are focused on informing handgun owners about the requirement, which is a provision of the state’s SAFE Act. The deadline applies to those who were issued a pistol permit before January 2013.
SYRACUSE (WRVO) – The debate over the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act continues on Capitol Hill. It would force states to recognize concealed carry permits obtained in another state, and advocates for victims of are domestic violence are opposed to it. Randi Bregman of Vera House in Syracuse says ultimately this kind of legislation would weaken New York’s gun control laws. For victims of domestic violence that could be deadly. “A lot of domestic violence homicides, including those in our community, happen because of a gun,” Bregman said.
WRVO (SYRACUSE) – By the end of next month, New York State residents that were issued pistol permits before January 2013 will have to recertify their permits with state police. The provision, which is part of the state’s 2013 SAFE Act, has caused confusion among local residents. Oswego County Clerk Mike Backus said every day, his office receives calls or people come in and ask about the deadline to recertify pistol permits. “We’ve had a significant amount of people that have called confused about this, unsure of what they need to do,” Backus said. “We’re happy to answer any of those questions that we can and direct folks.
ROCHESTER (WXXI) – Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to toughen gun control laws for those convicted of domestic violence crimes is getting praise from a local advocate for abuse victims.
The legislation, the first 2018 priority unveiled by Cuomo, would require the mandatory surrender of firearms by anyone convicted of domestic violence-related charges, including misdemeanors. “It could be threats, pushing and shoving, it could be strangulation,” said Jaime Saunders, the outgoing executive director at Willow Domestic Violence Center. “When someone is involved in a court case, it can be pled down. So it could be a very significant event that gets pled down to a misdemeanor.” Current New York law prohibits the possession of firearms only for individuals convicted of felony offenses.
HARRISBURG (WSKG) — In the wake of the shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured over 500, some lawmakers in Pennsylvania are pushing legislation that would ban certain gun modifications.