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Miles Manchester's aim was a little low.  But all ten rounds from his WASR-10 would have struck a human body. Photo: David Sommerstein.
Miles Manchester's aim was a little low. But all ten rounds from his WASR-10 would have struck a human body. Photo: David Sommerstein.

Should an AK-47 be legal? Listen for yourself

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
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing the NY SAFE act into law earlier this month. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr

Survey finds gun law toll on Cuomo's ratings

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
Remington Arms in Ilion, NY. Photo: <a href="www.flickr.com/photos/loonyhiker/">loonyhiker</a> CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Other states court Remington Arms gun manufacturer

At least five states are trying to lure the gun manufacturer Remington Arms to relocate from upstate New York.

The courtships come in response to New York's new, tougher gun control laws.  Go to full article
Dawn was just breaking as Brian Mann stopped along the bank of the swollen Ausable in Keene Valley. Photo: Brian Mann

Warm winds and rain push Ausable water levels

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
Flooding on Park Street in Malone.  Photo: Franklin County Office of Emergency Services<br />

How the cold spell flooded out homes in Malone

At least six families have been flooded out of their homes on Lower Park Street in Malone.

Ricky Provost, director of the Franklin County Office of Emergency...  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Tryptophan

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about tryptophan, and why you may need a new excuse for falling asleep after a turkey dinner.  Go to full article