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A pleased Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the signing of the NY SAFE Act. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr</a>
A pleased Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the signing of the NY SAFE Act. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr

April 15 marks assault weapons registration deadline

April 15, besides being tax day, is the first day that owners of semi-automatic weapons will be required to register their guns with the state police.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing the NY SAFE act into law. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing the NY SAFE act into law. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office

Assault weapon owners face registration deadline

ime is almost up for owners of assault-style guns in New York to register them with the state. Tomorrow's deadline was set by the strict gun control law, known as the SAFE Act, passed in January 2013.

The law made buying assault weapons illegal. And it requires registration of assault weapons--guns with features like a pistol grip and removable magazine--owned before the law came into effect.  Go to full article
Gun rights advocates at a January rally in Morristown, NY. Photo: Zach Hirsch
Gun rights advocates at a January rally in Morristown, NY. Photo: Zach Hirsch

Trump rallies against Cuomo, New York gun control

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Thousands of gun rights supporters have rallied at the state Capitol against gun control measures championed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Celebrity businessman Donald Trump and Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino both addressed Tuesday's event at Empire State Plaza. The rally was in support of repealing a 2013 law that prohibited the sale of some popular guns like the AR-15.  Go to full article
Raffle Tickets Photo: <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/alykat/5848722/">Alyson Hurt</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Raffle Tickets Photo: Alyson Hurt, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY pastor raffles rifle during Sunday service

TROY, N.Y. (AP) After a sermon connecting the "Christian values" of America's founding fathers with the right to bear arms, an upstate New York Baptist minister has raffled off a new Smith & Wesson M&P semi-automatic rifle.

Other local ministers have criticized Sunday's giveaway of a gun similar to the rifle used in the December 2012 shooting at Newtown, Conn.'s Sandy Hook Elementary School.  Go to full article
Anti-NY SAFE Act protest in Albany, February 2013. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/adamchristiaan/8522089326/">125o4</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Anti-NY SAFE Act protest in Albany, February 2013. Photo: 125o4, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Saratoga Co. gun law protestors burn registration forms

WILTON, N.Y. (AP) Protesters at a gun-rights rally in New York have burned assault weapons registration forms to protest the state's 2013 gun law.

The Saratogian reports that dozens of gun owners attending Sunday's rally at the Saratoga Springs Elks Lodge burned New York State Police assault weapons registration forms in a barbecue grill.  Go to full article
Town meeting day, home of democracy and pie. Treats baked by Tim Wolfe of Tunbridge, VT. Photo: Rick Scully, used by permission
Town meeting day, home of democracy and pie. Treats baked by Tim Wolfe of Tunbridge, VT. Photo: Rick Scully, used by permission

Small VT towns grapple with big issues on Town Meeting Day

On the first Tuesday in March, Vermonters come together for town meeting day. They gather in town halls and school auditoriums to hash out budgets and elect local officials. Every year, small towns grapple with big issues. This year was no exception, as Burlington voters approved gun control rules; many communities rejected a school tax increase; and three Addison County towns voted against the second phase of the proposed Vermont gas pipeline.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing the NY SAFE act into law in January. His poll numbers fell in the months since the signing, but are now on the rise. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing the NY SAFE act into law in January. His poll numbers fell in the months since the signing, but are now on the rise. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office

Trial slated for first man charged under NY SAFE Act

HANOVER, N.Y. (AP) A trial gets underway next week for the first person charged with violating New York's new gun-control law.

Authorities say 33-year-old Benjamin Wassell of Silver Creek in western New York was accused of selling illegally modified semi-automatic rifles.  Go to full article
Photo: Franklin gun shop via <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/investment-fund-hopes-spur-innovation-gun-safety-technology">Innovation Trail</a>
Photo: Franklin gun shop via Innovation Trail

Can an investment fund make guns safer?

Although some states took legislative action after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings over a year ago, the debate over gun control has largely stalled at the national level. Now, a Silicon Valley-based group of tech investors has launched the Smart Tech Challenges Foundation to spur innovation of gun safety technology.

The foundation is putting forward a $1 million prize pool to aid gun safety tech entrepreneurs.  Go to full article
Pro-gun advocates line up to fire "the shot heard 'round New York" at the Black Lake Fish and Game Association in Morristown, NY. Photo: Zach Hirsch
Pro-gun advocates line up to fire "the shot heard 'round New York" at the Black Lake Fish and Game Association in Morristown, NY. Photo: Zach Hirsch

2nd Amendment advocates fire their weapons in protest

This past weekend marked the one-year anniversary of New York's tough gun law, known as the SAFE Act.

On Saturday, opponents of the law held rallies they called "the shot heard 'round New York," where they fired a symbolic gunshot in protest of the SAFE Act.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing the NY SAFE act into law in January. His poll numbers have fallen in the months since the signing. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing the NY SAFE act into law in January. His poll numbers have fallen in the months since the signing. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office

NY restrictions on ammunition sales start Wednesday

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's new restrictions on ammunition sales take effect Wednesday, requiring all sellers to register with state police and buyers to appear in person to get bullets.

It's part of the law pushed through a year ago by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, one month after the massacre of 26 educators and children in Newtown, Conn.  Go to full article

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