guns http://wrvo.org en Deadline for assault weapon registration nears http://wrvo.org/post/deadline-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 http://wrvo.org Deadline for assault weapon registration nears $1.2 billion offer for Remington Arms on the table http://wrvo.org/post/12-billion-offer-remington-arms-table <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There's a $1.2 billion offer on the table to purchase gun maker Remington Arms, and even though Remington's owner has been looking for a buyer, it reportedly isn't taking this one seriously.</span></p><p>Remington Arms is one of the nation's oldest and largest gun makers in the country. Its factory has been located in the small Mohawk Valley town of Ilion, N.Y. for two centuries. It employs about 1,300 people and reportedly earned about $1.2 billion in revenue to 2013.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:45:27 +0000 Ryan Delaney 52646 at http://wrvo.org $1.2 billion offer for Remington Arms on the table Sheriff's departments air concerns over SAFE Act http://wrvo.org/post/sheriffs-departments-air-concerns-over-safe-act <p><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">One year after the passage of the New York SAFE Act, sheriff’s departments across the state are still struggling to wrap their heads around the law, and some have gone so far as expressing personal opposition to the new laws.</span></p><p>Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn says there are facets of the law that make sense, but that there are many problems. These problems, according to many upstate New York sheriffs, could have been avoided if they'd been more involved from the start.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:13:08 +0000 Kate O'Connell 50147 at http://wrvo.org Sheriff's departments air concerns over SAFE Act 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