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New Yorkers about to give up last hope of gun ownership

New York State legislators are pushing through firearm microstamping legislation (A.1157B) which intentionally creates firearm manufacturing rules so difficult to implement that most firearms manufacturers just won’t bother selling into New York anymore and those few left making guns in New Y0rk will likely leave. New York already has some of the toughest gun laws in the country, but has failed ...

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NY Governor Cuomo Proposes End To Ballistic ID Database

In his budget proposal speech yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed eliminating the state’s decade-old Combined Ballistic Identification System (CoBIS) as part of a budget which includes substantial spending cuts, pension reform, Medicaid mandate relief and a pay-for-performance program for public school teachers. CoBIS, which electronically scans spent shell casings from new handguns sold in the state, has cost ...

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NY Assemblyman Brian Kolb On CCW

  Earlier this week I posted a story about the possibility of concealed carry reciprocity coming to New York. What follows is my conversation with New York Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua). We discussed CCW reciprocity and gun owners’ rights. I have attempted to faithfully reproduce it from a problematically-connected phone conversation into a readable text. — Me: The ...

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Handgun Reciprocity… In New York???

Say it ain’t so! In fact, it could come to pass- and the idea of CCW reciprocity has created some strange bedfellows in New York’s legislature. Democrat Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is forming a committee to explore easing New York’s license law to accomodate visitors from other states with legal handguns (being a lifelong New Yorker, I honestly believed I would ...

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