gun control en Cortland among counties to pull out of SAFE Act pilot program <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>The Cortland County clerk’s office has backed out of a pilot run of a re-certification program for gun owners, part of the state’s stricter gun control laws, because it didn’t feel it was getting enough support from the state.</p><p>Under a provision of the January 2013 SAFE Act, current pistol permit holders must update their permits by 2018. That means verifying addresses and what weapons are owned.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:11:54 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54639 at Cortland among counties to pull out of SAFE Act pilot program April 15 marks assault weapons registration deadline <p></p><p><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_302257651" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">April 15</span></span>, 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.&nbsp;</p><p>The head of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, a gun owners and pro-Second Amendment rights group, says his members don’t like the new requirement that they register any assault weapons they own under the state’s gun control laws. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:31:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 54266 at April 15 marks assault weapons registration deadline Deadline for assault weapon registration nears <p></p><p>There’s an April 15 deadline for owners of assault-style firearms to register them with the New York State Police, but there’s concern the provision of the SAFE Act gun control laws will be ignored.</p><p>After New York passed strict gun control laws in January 2013, sales of assault-style weapons became illegal. But for those who already owned guns with features like a pistol grip and removable magazine, they must register them by Tuesday.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:23:20 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54128 at Deadline for assault weapon registration nears Critics speak out against SAFE Act during Albany rally <p></p><p>A pro-gun rights rally held at the state Capitol on Tuesday drew thousands of supporters and some big names to Albany.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:57:08 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53646 at Critics speak out against SAFE Act during Albany rally Geddes town supervisor talks SAFE Act with Cuomo <p></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:14:46 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51914 at Cuomo faces challenges from political right and left in 2014 <p></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 12:56:13 +0000 Karen DeWitt 49517 at Cuomo faces challenges from political right and left in 2014 New York's Gun Control Law Gets Even More Controversial Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The shooting last year at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut just before Christmas and leaving little children dead looked for a moment like it would change gun laws. It didn't, expect in a couple of places. New York was one. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:36:32 +0000 editor 43911 at Rally against NY SAFE Act draws crowd in Lewis County <p>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.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:49:08 +0000 Joanna Richards 39685 at Rally against NY SAFE Act draws crowd in Lewis County "Opt-out" deadline for NY gun law passed, with backlog of applications <p>As the deadline for the "opt-out" portion of the New York SAFE Act passed Wednesday, the Onondaga County Sheriff's Department was still wading through thousands of forms from gun owners who don't want their pistol permit information available to the public.&nbsp;&nbsp; Thu, 16 May 2013 13:11:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 37929 at Remington Arms' owner breaks silence on state's gun laws <p>The owner of the Remington Arms factory in upstate New York has finally made a statement about the state's strict gun control laws, calling them unconstitutional, nearly four months after their enactment. Fri, 10 May 2013 12:57:42 +0000 Ryan Delaney 37599 at Remington Arms' owner breaks silence on state's gun laws Senate leader says he won't repeat mistakes made when passing gun control laws <p>The leader of the New York State Senate Republicans says he regrets the way gun control legislation was rapidly approved earlier this year, and he hopes what he now says was a mistake won't be repeated at the end of the session. Mon, 06 May 2013 13:10:51 +0000 Karen DeWitt 37335 at Schumer pushes for gun sale ban for those on terror watchlist <p>While universal background checks for gun buyers proved to be a death knell in the latest attempt to pass gun control legislation in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Charles Schumer is hoping a tightening up of current background checks is on the horizon. Wed, 01 May 2013 18:18:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 37109 at 10-bullet magazine ban to be postponed <p>State Senate Republicans are confirming that a key provision of New York's recently approved gun control law, the New York SAFE Act, will be postponed. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:29:08 +0000 Karen DeWitt 35296 at Syracuse rally protests NY SAFE Act <p>Hundreds of people from across the state turned out to Syracuse's Inner Harbor Saturday with one thing on their mind - the New York SAFE Act. The rally is the latest of several calling on the state to repeal the SAFE Act, which was the first gun control act passed after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:11:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 35235 at Syracuse rally protests NY SAFE Act Assmbly speaker says gun law provision could be postponed <p>The speaker of the New York State Assembly says a portion of New York’s gun control laws, scheduled to take effect April 15, may be postponed while talks continue on how to amend the provision. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 03:05:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 35107 at Budget accord reached; lawmakers still filling in details <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders agreed to a framework for a new state budget Wednesday evening, but say they are still working out many of the details. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:04:03 +0000 Karen DeWitt 35063 at Magazine provision of gun law may be overturned <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirms that he and legislative leaders are talking about changing the state’s newly enacted gun laws to rescind a ban on the sale of 10 bullet magazines. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 01:30:13 +0000 Karen DeWitt 35054 at Assembly Speaker says changes to 10-bullet magazine limit in gun law under discussion <p>The governor and legislative leaders are talking about amendments to the state’s new gun control laws. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver raised the possibility that a ban on 10 bullet magazines might be reversed, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that’s not the case. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:59:53 +0000 Karen DeWitt 35005 at Poll shows state Republicans disapprove of Cuomo <p>A new poll finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo is paying a political price with Republicans in New York for enacting some of the nation's strictest gun control laws, which were also the first after the Newtown, Conn. school shooting. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:03:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 34980 at Mental health requirements of NY's gun control law take effect <p>Starting this weekend, the mental health component of the New York Safe Act, the state's new gun control law, kicks in. It will require mental health care providers to notify law enforcement officials if they know of anyone who could be a danger to themselves or others. Law enforcement then compares names to gun registration databases, and if there's a match, confiscate guns or revokes a pistol permit. While many mental health professionals are say they are ready for the paperwork, they aren't convinced it will do any good. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:51:03 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34798 at Senate co-leaders offer different accounts of minimum wage budget provision <p>The New York State Senate has included raising the state’s minimum wage in its one-house budget resolution. But that’s not necessarily a signal that a wage increase is moving forward in the state spending plan. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:14:10 +0000 Karen DeWitt 34618 at Investment pledge is "glimmer of hope" for Remington workers <p>A pledge of new investment from its parent company and news of a newly secured military contract have workers at Remington Arms a little more optimistic their jobs will be staying in upstate New York. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:25:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 34589 at Investment pledge is "glimmer of hope" for Remington workers Cuomo optimistic for approval of state budget <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he is unlikely to send an emergency message that would allow state lawmakers to bypass a three-day waiting period for the state budget. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:37:54 +0000 Karen DeWitt 34495 at Mental health advocates protest some provisions of gun law <p>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.&nbsp; Some people with mental illnesses believe the law unfairly stigmatizes them. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:58:22 +0000 Karen DeWitt 34467 at Onondaga County takes measures to shorten wait for pistol permits <p>The Onondaga County Sheriff's Department has received the go-ahead to do whatever necessary to ease the pistol permit backlog that's mushroomed in central New York, because of the dramatic increase of the number of permit applications coming into the Syracuse office. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 13:53:26 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34400 at Onondaga County is latest to call for repeal of gun control law <p>Onondaga County is the latest county government in New York state to call on Albany to repeal the SAFE Act.&nbsp; The county legislature voted Tuesday to ask the state to scrap the new state law, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called the toughest gun control law in the country. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 14:14:33 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34334 at Onondaga County is latest to call for repeal of gun control law Thousands join anti-gun control rally <p>A rally against New York’s newly-enacted gun control laws drew one of the largest crowds to the state Capitol in recent decades. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 03:22:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 34071 at Thousands join anti-gun control rally Onondaga County Legislature will voice opinion on state's gun laws <p>The Onondaga County Legislature is expected to join a growing list of county governments cementing their opposition to New York's new, stricter, gun control laws. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:12:25 +0000 Ryan Delaney 33815 at Onondaga County sheriff speaks out against new gun control rules <p>The Onondaga County sheriff’s office is speaking out on New York’s new gun control rules for the first time. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:30:36 +0000 Ryan Delaney 33761 at Syracuse University holds discussion on gun violence <p>There was an almost constant collecting of index cards in Hendricks Chapel Tuesday evening, each containing a question on the issue of gun violence in America. The questions were for five panelists participating in what was billed by Syracuse University as a discussion, not a debate, on gun violence in America. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:15:10 +0000 Ryan Delaney 33589 at Syracuse University holds discussion on gun violence