NY SAFE Act

New York News
7:59 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

NY Safe Act Arrest via Social Media

New York's Gun Tipline led authorities to a man who tried to sell a deadly weapon over Facebook.

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New York News
4:41 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

New York Assembly Speaker Says Gun Law Provision Could be Delayed

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The Speaker of the State Assembly says a portion of New York’s gun control laws, set to take effect April 15th, may be postponed while talks continue on how to amend the provision.

Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders are talking about amending the state’s gun control laws to reverse a ban on the sale of 10 bullet magazines. They say the law as written presents a conflict because the 10 round magazines are still allowed at shooting ranges and sporting competitions, but under the impending ban, gun owners would no longer be allowed to buy them in New York for those purposes.

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New York News
3:30 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Tom King, New York Rifle and Pistol Association - Challenging the NY SAFE Act in federal court

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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.
 

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The Roundtable
10:00 am
Thu March 21, 2013

3/21/13 – Panel

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signs the NY SAFE Act on January 15, 2013.
Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Today’s panelists are WAMC's Ray Graf, WAMC's David Guistina, and State University of New York at Albany journalism professor and regular guest on WAMC's The Media Project Rosemary Armao. Joe Donahue moderates.

Today’s topics include:

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New York News
6:00 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

New York State Budget Talks Focus on Possible Gun Law Changes

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signs the NY SAFE Act on January 15, 2013.
Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Lawmakers originally planned to be passing bills by now, ready to wrap up the state budget and leave on a three week break beginning on Thursday.
 
But, instead of an agreement early in the week, each day lawmakers have found themselves discussing new issues , some of them totally unrelated to the spending plan. Most recently, talks have turned to whether to decriminalize public possession of marijuana in New York City, and walking back a provision of the recently enacted gun control laws.

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New York News
12:13 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

NY Gun Debate Gains Intensity

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The legal debate over guns and the safety of New York's citizens continues at a fever pitch in the wake of the Herkimer horror, where four people were shot yesterday.

The Central New York tragedy and Wednesday’s refusal by a state judge to block New York's tough new gun law, have kicked the gun control issue into overdrive.

A Siena College poll recently found New York voters, by a 2-to-1 margin, support the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, which included a broader ban on assault weapons and lower limits on the capacity of magazines.

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New York News
3:30 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

New York State Senator Kathy Marchione - Casinos and the SAFE Act

New York State Senator Kathy Marchione, with Assemblyman Tony Jordon (left) and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (right) speaks at Saratoga Springs City Hall in support of the Casino Gaming Transparency Act, Monday, March 11, 2013.
Credit Office of New York State Senator Kathy Marchione

Casino gambling and New York’s new gun law, the SAFE Act, have emerged as two issues in Albany sparking a good deal of debate this session. Republican State Senator Kathy Marchione, of Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties, is leading an effort to repeal the gun law passed earlier this year in New York, and the first year lawmaker is also backing a measure that would require the locations of casinos to be known before lawmakers approve a constitutional amendment to allow them on non-Indian land.

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New York News
5:49 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Amid gun debate, mentally ill see unfair vilification

Second Amendment rights advocates, who have held rallies in Albany recently, are not the only group upset with portions of the state’s recently enacted gun law.  Some people with mental illnesses believe the law unfairly stigmatizes them. Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Counties Considering Resolutions Opposing NYS SAFE Act

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Two counties in New York’s north country are putting the finishing touches on resolutions expressing their opposition to the state’s new gun control law.

The resolutions being crafted have yet to determine whether the county officials will call for repeal or revision of New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act. Essex County Board of Supervisors SAFE Act Subcommittee Chair Democrat Gerald Morrow says they do not want to rush like state leaders did.

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Hudson Valley News
2:37 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Dutchess County Clerk Wants Reimbursement for SAFE Act Processing Costs

Opt-out forms received as of March 5, 2013
Credit Office of the Dutchess County Clerk

The Dutchess County clerk has written to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in relation to implementing The New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, or SAFE Act. He is asking the state to reimburse Dutchess for the costs affiliated with enacting the legislation.

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