New York State Rifle & Pistol Association http://wamc.org en NY Assemblymembers Urge Social Media Sites To Clamp Down On Gun Sales http://wamc.org/post/ny-assemblymembers-urge-social-media-sites-clamp-down-gun-sales <p>Two New York assemblymembers are calling on social media companies to ban gun sales without background checks. The legislators say the sites are being used as marketplaces for such sales, but a state firearms advocacy group says it’s a non-issue.</p><p>Democratic Assemblymembers Brian Kavanagh and Michelle Schimel have launched an online petition urging social media companies to change their user policies. Here’s New York City’s Kavanagh:</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:12:03 +0000 Allison Dunne 76519 at http://wamc.org NY Assemblymembers Urge Social Media Sites To Clamp Down On Gun Sales Tom King, New York Rifle and Pistol Association - Challenging the NY SAFE Act in federal court http://wamc.org/post/tom-king-new-york-rifle-and-pistol-association-challenging-ny-safe-act-federal-court <p>Another lawsuit has been filed challenging New York’s new gun law, the NY SAFE Act. The court action was filed today in federal court in Buffalo by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association along with a number of other organizations. A separate lawsuit filed earlier challenging how the law was passed was dismissed and is now being appealed. Tom King, president of the 45,000 member New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, tells WAMC's Brian Shields that the new lawsuit is focused on the U.S. Constitution.<br>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:30:00 +0000 Brian Shields 60448 at http://wamc.org Tom King, New York Rifle and Pistol Association - Challenging the NY SAFE Act in federal court Gun Groups Prepare Lawsuit Against NYS http://wamc.org/post/gun-groups-prepare-lawsuit-against-nys <p></p><p></p><p>Four gun-rights groups have filed a Notice of Claim in New York State, challenging the gun measure Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law earlier this month.</p><p>The New York State Rifle &amp; Pistol Association; the Westchester County Firearms Owners Association, based in Rye Brook; the Sportsmen’s Association for Firearms Education, in Commack, Long Island; and AR15.com, a web site run out of Farmington, in upstate New York, filed a notice of claim Tuesday with the New York State Attorney General’s office. Here’s President of the New York State Rifle &amp; Pistol Association, Tom King.</p><p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:39:30 +0000 Allison Dunne 56878 at http://wamc.org Gun Groups Prepare Lawsuit Against NYS