NY SAFE Act http://wrvo.org en Wait for a pistol permit in Onondaga County drops http://wrvo.org/post/wait-pistol-permit-onondaga-county-drops <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The wait for a pistol permit in </span>Onondaga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County has steadily gotten better since a logjam was created in the wake of the passage of the NY SAFE Act.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A year ago, it took 15 months get an appointment with the </span>Onondaga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Sheriff’s Department simply to apply for a pistol permit. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:17:35 +0000 Ellen Abbott 56863 at http://wrvo.org GOP lieutenant governor choice is SAFE Act opponent http://wrvo.org/post/gop-lieutenant-governor-choice-safe-act-opponent <p></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 10:17:02 +0000 Karen DeWitt 55749 at http://wrvo.org GOP lieutenant governor choice is SAFE Act opponent Astorino undeterred by low poll numbers http://wrvo.org/post/astorino-undeterred-low-poll-numbers <p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:57:46 +0000 Karen DeWitt 54827 at http://wrvo.org Astorino undeterred by low poll numbers Cortland among counties to pull out of SAFE Act pilot program http://wrvo.org/post/cortland-among-counties-pull-out-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 http://wrvo.org Cortland among counties to pull out of SAFE Act pilot program April 15 marks assault weapons registration deadline http://wrvo.org/post/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 http://wrvo.org April 15 marks assault weapons registration deadline Remington Arms wins contract as departure rumors continue http://wrvo.org/post/remington-arms-wins-contract-departure-rumors-continue <p>The Mohawk Valley firearm manufacturer Remington Arms has won a contract worth nearly $50 million supplying the Philippine military. The contract comes amidst lingering concerns the factory will leave the state.</p><p>Remington will provide 50,000 R4 carbine rifles to the Philippine defense forces by the end of next year. Rep. Richard Hanna, (R - Barneveld), said the work on the rifles will be done in upstate New York.</p><p>The majority of the work will be done in Ilion, but parts may be sourced from elsewhere, Joseph Bolmarcich, who oversees contracts for Remington, confirmed.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:10:25 +0000 Ryan Delaney 47948 at http://wrvo.org Remington Arms wins contract as departure rumors continue News Briefs: Thursday, Oct. 31 http://wrvo.org/post/news-briefs-thursday-oct-31 <p><strong>Rochester gun manufacturer set to relocate to S.C.</strong></p><blockquote><p>The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association is lashing out against the state's controversial gun law, the New York Safe Act, following the departure of a Rochester gun manufacturer. American tactical imports is relocating its operations to South Carolina, where the company will invest nearly $3 million into new facilities.</p><p></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:40:37 +0000 WRVO News 46465 at http://wrvo.org Oswego County Sheriff Reuel Todd on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-sheriff-reuel-todd-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Some of the most difficult-to-enforce provisions from the <strong><a href="http://www.governor.ny.gov/nysafeact/gun-reform" target="_blank">New York SAFE Act</a></strong> will soon come online.&nbsp; On this week’s edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher talks with Oswego County Sheriff Reuel Todd, who recently joined a constitutional challenge to the law filed by the <a href="http://www.nysrpa.org/" target="_blank"><strong>New York State Rifle and Pistol Association</strong></a>.&n Sun, 27 Oct 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 46179 at http://wrvo.org Poll shows Cuomo poised for safe re-election, with some weaknesses http://wrvo.org/post/poll-shows-cuomo-poised-safe-re-election-some-weaknesses <p>A new poll finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo well positioned to win re-election next year, but there are some weaknesses in his generally positive numbers.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:51:02 +0000 Karen DeWitt 45981 at http://wrvo.org Poll shows Cuomo poised for safe re-election, with some weaknesses New York's Gun Control Law Gets Even More Controversial http://wrvo.org/post/new-yorks-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 http://wrvo.org Newly formed coalition takes aim at politicians who supported gun control http://wrvo.org/post/newly-formed-coalition-takes-aim-politicians-who-supported-gun-control <p>A coalition of gun rights advocates and others are forming a new political movement to get what they say are disaffected and disenfranchised New Yorkers to vote.<p><br>The leaders of the new group include the state’s Rifle and Pistol Association, but the group’s president, Tom King, says it goes beyond the state’s recently enacted stiff new gun control legislation.<br><br>“It’s the whole spectrum of constitutional rights that are being infringed in New York state,” King said. “This is for the everyday person who feels disenfranchised.”<br> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 12:54:30 +0000 Karen DeWitt 40898 at http://wrvo.org Rally against NY SAFE Act draws crowd in Lewis County http://wrvo.org/post/rally-against-ny-safe-act-draws-crowd-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 http://wrvo.org Rally against NY SAFE Act draws crowd in Lewis County Onondaga County hoping to speed up pistol permit waits http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-hoping-speed-pistol-permit-waits <p>Onondaga County residents who want to get a pistol permit, are still seeing waits of more than 14 months to get an initial interview needed to get that permit.&nbsp; But, county officials are expediting the purchase of a computer program that should move things along.<br><br>It'll be about a month before new software replaces the index cards Onondaga County Sheriff's deputies now use to process pistol permits, and start to make a dent in the wait for a permit hearing. County Legislator Kevin Holmquist says one of the reasons it took so long to award a contract for the software, was the state's new gun control law, called the NY SAFE Act. Wed, 29 May 2013 13:21:25 +0000 Ellen Abbott 38615 at http://wrvo.org "Opt-out" deadline for NY gun law passed, with backlog of applications http://wrvo.org/post/opt-out-deadline-ny-gun-law-passed-backlog-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 http://wrvo.org Senate leader says he won't repeat mistakes made when passing gun control laws http://wrvo.org/post/senate-leader-says-he-wont-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 http://wrvo.org 10-bullet magazine ban to be postponed http://wrvo.org/post/10-bullet-magazine-ban-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 http://wrvo.org Legislature on track to finish budget this week http://wrvo.org/post/legislature-track-finish-budget-week <p>The state budget is on track to be finished on time, and before the March 31 deadline, now that all of the spending bills were finally printed shortly before midnight on Monday. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 04:37:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 35262 at http://wrvo.org Assmbly speaker says gun law provision could be postponed http://wrvo.org/post/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 http://wrvo.org Magazine provision of gun law may be overturned http://wrvo.org/post/magazine-provision-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 http://wrvo.org Assembly Speaker says changes to 10-bullet magazine limit in gun law under discussion http://wrvo.org/post/assembly-speaker-says-changes-10-bullet-magazine-limit-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 http://wrvo.org Poll shows state Republicans disapprove of Cuomo http://wrvo.org/post/poll-shows-state-republicans-disapprove-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 http://wrvo.org Mental health requirements of NY's gun control law take effect http://wrvo.org/post/mental-health-requirements-nys-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 http://wrvo.org Cuomo poll ratings down, but still higher than most pols http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-poll-ratings-down-still-higher-most-pols <p>A new Siena College poll finds a slight drop in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s popularity for the third month in a row. The poll finds the governor’s popularity has dropped to 64 percent -- still higher than most politicians in the country -- but an eight point slide from a 72 percent approval rating in&nbsp; December. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:58:59 +0000 Karen DeWitt 34592 at http://wrvo.org Mental health advocates protest some provisions of gun law http://wrvo.org/post/mental-health-advocates-protest-some-provisions-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 http://wrvo.org Onondaga County takes measures to shorten wait for pistol permits http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-takes-measures-shorten-wait-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 http://wrvo.org Onondaga County is latest to call for repeal of gun control law http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-latest-call-repeal-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 http://wrvo.org Onondaga County is latest to call for repeal of gun control law Onondaga County Legislature will voice opinion on state's gun laws http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-legislature-will-voice-opinion-states-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 http://wrvo.org Onondaga County sheriff speaks out against new gun control rules http://wrvo.org/post/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 http://wrvo.org Some upstate counties call for repeal of state gun control law http://wrvo.org/post/some-upstate-counties-call-repeal-state-gun-control-law <p>Oswego County is the latest local government to push for a repeal of New York state's new gun control laws. Both lawmakers and residents say they are hoping their voices make a difference in Albany. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:21:38 +0000 Ellen Abbott 33413 at http://wrvo.org Some upstate counties call for repeal of state gun control law Scott Armstrong on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/scott-armstrong-campbell-conversations <p>This edition of the Campbell Conversations completes an extended consideration of gun control and the NY SAFE Act. In prior weeks <span class="il">Grant</span> Reeher has spoken with SUNY-Cortland Professor Robert Spitzer and Onondaga District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick, both of whom saw a need for more regulation of gun ownership, while also noting possible problems with some of the approaches taken in the new state law.</p><p> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 23:30:18 +0000 Grant Reeher 33671 at http://wrvo.org