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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
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
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
Image from Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2013 State of the State presentation, highlighting public safety and gun control. Photo: NYS Governor's Office
Image from Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2013 State of the State presentation, highlighting public safety and gun control. Photo: NYS Governor's Office

Judge upholds most of NY gun control law

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A federal judge has upheld most of New York's new gun control law, rejecting arguments that its bans on large-capacity magazines and the sale of some semi-automatic rifles violate Second Amendment rights.

Judge William Skretny in Buffalo says those provisions are constitutional because they're related to achieving an "important governmental interest" in public safety. He says those two features make guns more lethal.  Go to full article
Gun rights activist Richard Mack (L) and Clinton County Sheriff David Favro (R) hold a press conference in Plattsburgh, opposing the New York SAFE Act. Photo: Brian Mann
Gun rights activist Richard Mack (L) and Clinton County Sheriff David Favro (R) hold a press conference in Plattsburgh, opposing the New York SAFE Act. Photo: Brian Mann

Will upstate NY cops, sheriffs enforce gun control laws?

New York's tough gun law, known as the SAFE Act, was pushed through last January by Governor Andrew Cuomo, winning support from the Democratic Assembly and the Republican-controlled Senate.

Over the last six months, however, political opposition to the law has grown, especially in upstate counties where gun ownership is popular. A growing number of law enforcement officials, especially county sheriffs, now say they're deeply troubled by the law, which bans assault rifles and large ammunition clips. Some officers say they won't actively enforce the SAFE Act.  Go to full article
A demonstrator's T-shirt makes his views clear at the Lowville rally opposing the NY SAFE Act. Photo: Joanna Richards
A demonstrator's T-shirt makes his views clear at the Lowville rally opposing the NY SAFE Act. Photo: Joanna Richards

NY gun control law protest draws crowd in Lewis County

People climbed up the bleachers in the grandstand at the Lewis County Fairgrounds in Lowville on Saturday for a rally opposing the New York SAFE Act. More than 400 people turned out to condemn the controversial package of gun control measures passed by the state Legislature in January.  Go to full article

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