Potsdam, NY, Jan 31, 2013 — Last summer, months before the horrible shootings in Newtown, Conn. that took place in December, 2012, Miles Manchester of Potsdam, NY, was browsing the gun listings in the local classifieds. And he saw this ad. "AK-47. Two 30 round clips. 800 rounds of ammunition. And a phone number," recalls Manchester. "And I thought, can I do this?"
Manchester bought a semi-automatic assault rifle second hand, with no background check required.
Today, under New York's new gun laws, buying that weapon is illegal. But it was perfectly legal then.
Manchester bought it, not for hunting or shooting practice, but to persuade people that it shouldn't be legal. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Jan 31, 2013 — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's championing of strict new gun control laws in New York has taken a toll on his popularity. Opinions are divided on the law's provisions. But a new poll finds that for the first time since taking office, Cuomo's approval rating has dropped significantly. Go to full article
Keene Valley, NY, Jan 31, 2013 — The National Weather Service has posted flood watches and warnings across the region. Early this morning NCPR's Adirondack Bureau Chief, Brian Mann, called in with a report... Go to full article