We test a Hornady Critical Defense FTX .357 Magnum round as well as a Speer Gold Dot 38 +P round using a Smith & Wesson Model 327 TRR8 Revolver.
- Law Archive
- Gun Laws By State
- NY Article 265 (State Firearms Laws)
- NY Article 35 (Defense Justification)
- NY Article 400 (State Firearms Licensing)
- NYC Title 38 (NYC Firearms Laws)
- NYC Prop/Airsoft/Replica Gun Laws
- NY State Police Guide to The New York Safe Act Enforcement (Leaked PDF)
- Kwong vs. Bloomberg
- Beach Vs. Kelly (NYC Residents and FOPA)
- Maloney v. Cuomo (Nunchukas Banned)
- ATF Section
- TSA: Traveling with Firearms
- Chronology: US Historical Documents
- NYCG Radio
“Bloomturd Leaves the Room”
- 2014 (1264)
- 2013 (2777)
- 2012 (2380)
- 2011 (43)
- 2010 (27)
- Upstate New York braces as … by Glenn At New…
An upstate New York lawmaker said the loss of manufacturing jobs in the state last month is due to an anti-gun administration that has ignored pleas from local officials to be involved in the negotiating process.
“Remington talks have come to a halt,” said Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R.-Newport), whose district includes the Village of Ilion, where the Remington Outdoor Company has been located for almost 200 years. “We are losing 105 jobs at the Ilion primary plant,” said Butler.
In February he predicted long-term consequences of Remington’s decision to expand to Huntsville, Ala., instead of Ilion, N.Y. The small community of 8,000 people Northwest of Albany will be hit-hard by the layoffs, said Butler. Remington, the country’s oldest firearm manufacturer, is adding a 500,000 sq.-ft. development site in Huntsville.
“It is very unfortunate for us in New York,” he said. “We have a great, quality work force; expansion here would have been ideal.” There were talks about additional facilities at “The Pumpkin Patch” in Herkimer County; however he said information was not given to the area senator or county officials, until after they learned about it in the news.
“The core product line at Ilion has not been affected by the job losses,” he said. “We could preserve what remains there.” The Ilion branch of Remington, which has about 1300 employees, has a building that is old, and antiquated, said Butler. If the facility is modernized, he is hopeful Remington will find a way to sell its sub-products there.
Remington 1911 and Bushmaster is shifting from New York to Alabama due to the odious provisions in the SAFE Act, he said. “Bushmaster rifles are considered assault weapons.” Bushmaster, who is the leading supplier of AR15-type rifles in the nation, is sold to consumers for hunting, recreation, competition, and home defense.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo dismissed criticism that the Mohawk Valley gun-giant has laid off workers because of the state’s gun-control laws, said Thomas H. King, president of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, the largest state affiliate of the National Rifle Association.
It is Cuomo’s anti-gun agenda that has hurt business and will continue to hurt business in New York, he said. “Remington has been critical of the SAFE Act since the gun-control law was championed by Cuomo in January 2013.”
Butler, who has called for the repeal of the SAFE Act, said he was told by Herkimer County officials in February that the state offered a proposal to Remington to expand in New York but when he wrote Empire State Development Commissioner Kenneth Adams over 7 months ago to request details of its proposal, no response was forthcoming.
“Twenty-four states made proposals for Remington to expand in their state,” he said. “What did New York bring to the table?”
- Black NYC Councilwoman Scol… by Glenn At New…
A race-baiting councilwoman in New York stormed out of a public meeting last week after a police sergeant called her out for trying to foment a riot.
“You can’t talk about public safety and assist in public unrest,” said Troy, N.Y., police Sgt. Thomas Hoffman, who took the microphone Thursday at a Troy City Council meeting to describe Councilwoman Anastasia Robertson’s actions.
According to Hoffman, the incident occurred when two white police officers patrolling a largely black neighborhood investigated a romantic dispute between two women, one white, one black. The white woman left the scene, Hoffman said, so the officers questioned the black woman.
Absurdly, that led the gathering crowd to accuse the officers of racism and targeting blacks. Then Robertson, an elected official with at least nominal relations with the police officers, showed up and made things worse, Hoffman said.
Hoffman said Robertson, who is black, got in one officer’s face with her cell phone recording and said: “This is why the black community doesn’t respect the police. You only go after black people.”
Robertson offered no denial or defense. She only got up and left the meeting.
- After 30 Years Of Lies, NY … by Glenn At New…
In a stunning op-ed released Friday, the NY Times finally admitted that “assault weapons” are a made-up political term fabricated by anti-gun Democrats.
Op-ed writer Lois Beckett also admitted that once the term was manufactured and used to outlaw a class of weapons that dishonest anti-gun Democrats had used to con an entire nation, nothing happened.
It was much the same in the early 1990s when Democrats created and then banned a category of guns they called “assault weapons.” America was then suffering from a spike in gun crime and it seemed like a problem threatening everyone. Gun murders each year had been climbing: 11,000, then 13,000, then 17,000.
Democrats decided to push for a ban of what seemed like the most dangerous guns in America: assault weapons, which were presented by the media as the gun of choice for drug dealers and criminals, and which many in law enforcement wanted to get off the streets.
This politically defined category of guns — a selection of rifles, shotguns and handguns with “military-style” features — only figured in about 2 percent of gun crimes nationwide before the ban.
Handguns were used in more than 80 percent of murders each year, but gun control advocates had failed to interest enough of the public in a handgun ban. Handguns were the weapons most likely to kill you, but they were associated by the public with self-defense. (In 2008, the Supreme Court said there was a constitutional right to keep a loaded handgun at home for self-defense.)
Banning sales of military-style weapons resonated with both legislators and the public: Civilians did not need to own guns designed for use in war zones.
On Sept. 13, 1994, President Bill Clinton signed an assault weapons ban into law. It barred the manufacture and sale of new guns with military features and magazines holding more than 10 rounds. But the law allowed those who already owned these guns — an estimated 1.5 million of them — to keep their weapons.
The policy proved costly. Mr. Clinton blamed the ban for Democratic losses in 1994. Crime fell, but when the ban expired, a detailed study found no proof that it had contributed to the decline.
They created and then banned a class of weapons.
“Assault weapons” is a made-up term, used to scare citizens into thinking that military weapons were commonly being sold and used on the streets of the United States. Thanks to a dishonest and incompetent media, millions of Americans thought (and still think) that machine guns could simply be purchased at the local gun store. The reality that the Hughes Amendment to the Firearm Owners Protection Act outlawed the manufacture of automatic weapons for the civilian market in 1986, was always hushed up.
Yes, it has been 28 years since a single machine gun was manufactured for the American public. There are no assault rifles being sold in the United States. There are only firearms that look like weapons of war, but which lack their ability to fire multiple shots with a since pull of the trigger.
- Here Are the 13 Stores That… by Glenn At New…
Panera has just added itself to the growing list of companies who are asking customers to keep their weapons at home.
The soup, sandwich and salad chain released the following statement this week: “We ask that guns not be brought into this environment unless carried by an authorized law enforcement officer. Panera respects the rights of gun owners, but asks our customers to help preserve the environment we are working to create for our guests and associates.”
Here are just a handful of other companies to ask the same:
AMC Theatres: No weapons signs are prominently displayed outside its establishments. Following the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, the company additionally told patrons, “We will not allow any guests into our theatres in costumes that make other guests feel uncomfortable and we will not permit face-covering masks or fake weapons inside our buildings.”
BB&T Bank: The employee handbook states that “employees and clients are not permitted to bring firearms or other weapons into BB&T buildings. The only exceptions to this policy will be for armored car services personnel, third party ATM service personnel, and law enforcement officers who are authorized by appropriate authorities to have such weapons in their possession.”
California Pizza Kitchen: “CPK does not allow guests other than uniformed officers to display firearms in our restaurants. CPK is a family-oriented restaurant and the comfort and well-being of our guests is a top priority. We are concerned that the open display of firearms would be particularly disturbing to children and their parents.”
Chipotle: “We are respectfully asking that customers not bring guns into our restaurants, unless they are authorized law enforcement personnel.”
Chuck E. Cheese: “Many of the measures we have in place – such as our Kid Check program, employment of security guards, active security camera systems and additional safety precautions – are transparent to our guests to encourage an environment Where a Kid Can Be a Kid. In all of our stores around the country we display very visible signs prohibiting entry with weapons or firearms without exception.”
Costco: “Costco does not believe that it is necessary for firearms to be brought into its warehouse stores, except in the case of authorized law enforcement officers. For the protection of all our members and employees, we feel this is a reasonable and prudent precaution to ensure a pleasant shopping experience and safe workplace. Our policy is meant to protect our members and employees in all warehouses around the world. This is not a new policy and we do not customize the policy for each individual city/county/state/country where we do business.”
Ikea: Stores have a “Weapons free environment” sign posted prominently on doors.
Jo-Ann Fabrics: “After thoughtful consideration, Jo-Ann decided to post the signs to create a comfortable shopping environment and experience for our customers. Jo-Ann recognizes that there are strong feelings on this issue, and that permit-holders are exercising their state right. Jo-Ann also is exercising its right under state law to post the sign. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.”
Regal Cinemas: “Please note all law enforcement officers, whether on or off duty, are exempt from our gun prohibition policy in the theatre, as long as they identify themselves as such either by display of a badge or other identification upon request.”
Simon Malls: The “Code of Conduct” displayed inside malls states: “No weapons, including but not limited to firearms, knives, or any other object(s) that may be used in any way to inflict bodily injury on another person.”
Starbucks: “We’ve seen advocates on both sides of this debate use Starbucks as a staging ground,” CEO Howard Schultz has said. “Starbucks is not a policy maker. We’re not pro- or anti-gun,” but believes that guns “should not be part of the Starbucks experience.”
Target: “Our approach has always been to follow local laws, and of course, we will continue to do so. But starting today we will also respectfully request that guests not bring firearms to Target – even in communities where it is permitted by law… This is a complicated issue, but it boils down to a simple belief: Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create.”
Toys “R” Us: “While we respect citizens’ rights to carry firearms in public areas according to certain state laws, our company policy prohibits customers from doing so in any of our stores out of an abundance of caution for the safety and protection of the children and families shopping with us.”
- CCRKBA BLASTS PAUL ALLEN’S … by Glenn At New…
The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today said billionaire Paul Allen, who recently donated $500,000 to support gun control Initiative 594, has taken hypocrisy to a new level by reportedly attempting to purchase a WWII vintage German Panzer tank.
“While Paul Allen is eager to get his hands on a genuine weapon of war,” CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb observed, “he is all-too-willing to support a measure that throws obstacles in the way of law-abiding citizens who may just want to borrow or buy a firearm from a friend or in-law. How silly is that?”
Published reports say Allen’s Vulcan Warbirds company allegedly paid $2.5 million to a foundation for the tank, which apparently sits idle in California’s Portola Valley. When the Collings Foundation would not release the tank, claiming it was never actually sold and that it never intended to give the tank up, Allen’s company filed suit in San Mateo County.
“This is simply incredible,” Gottlieb said. “This elitist Seattle billionaire thinks it is just fine to make it more inconvenient for average citizens to buy, sell or loan a rifle, shotgun or handgun, but he wants to buy a German tank with a 75mm cannon! We looked through I-594, which Allen supports, and discovered why he’s probably hot to purchase that Panzer. I-594 has a tank-sized loophole.
“Tanks appear to be exempt under the gun control measure because they’re not specifically mentioned anywhere in those 18 pages,” he explained. “So, Allen wouldn’t have to go through a background check. But who needs a tank to go duck hunting?
“Evidently,” Gottlieb concluded, “the difference between billionaires and the rest of us is the size of the guns they want to own.”
- CONCEALMENT – UNSEEN … by Glenn At New…
This is the first in a series of articles discussing how to carry a weapon without detection, as well as how to detect others that may be carrying weapons. I have been carrying concealed firearms all of my adult life. I carried in spite of regulations before my life in law enforcement. I carried officially during off duty hours and while working various plain clothes as well as undercover details as a police officer in Southern California. Later, I carried weapons as a “private businessman” in various non-permissive environments overseas in Africa, and Latin America as well as Europe. There are some things to consider and some points to always observe.
1). Always carry a gun, the biggest gun you can conceal (which means “hide”) for the job at hand. If you cannot carry a big gun, carry a small gun. A Walther PPK in 32 ACP in the hand is better than a Glock 21 at home.
2). If you can’t carry a gun, carry a knife. Actually, you should always have a knife whether you have a gun or not. Be as good with the knife as you are with the gun. The power of the will to use the weapon is 90% of the matter.
- School Bans Orangevale Sixt… by Glenn At New…
A young girl was told by her school that she couldn’t wear a T-shirt to pay tribute to the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.
School leaders say they have a good reason for banning the sixth-grader’s Sept. 11 memorial T-shirt on Thursday. When her stepfather tried to get permission, school administrators say it violated their dress code.
“Wear it to honor what had happened on 9/11 and all the people that have perished and the lives that were changed on that day,” said Tim Foster.
It’s a shirt the Foster family wears every year on Sept. 11. It shows the names of those who list their lives that day in the shape of the World Trade Center towers on the front of the shirt.
But his stepdaughter wasn’t allowed to wear it on the 13th anniversary of the attacks. Administrators told him she had to wear her uniform—a T-shirt that has the school’s logo and name.
- Mysterious “Enterovir… by Glenn At New…
More than a dozen cases of Enterovirus D68 have been confirmed in New York state, according to officials.
“EV-D68 is causing cases of severe respiratory illness … sometimes resulting in hospitalization, especially among children with asthma,” the NYS Department of Health said in a statement Friday.
Enteroviruses are quite common in September; the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 10 to 15 million people are infected by these viruses each year. But doctors believe this particular type of enterovirus, Enterovirus D68, is causing more serious problems than others have in years past.
As of September 11, more than 80 cases in six other states — Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and Missouri — have been confirmed to be EV-D68, according to the CDC.
New York is the first state in the Northeast with confirmed cases.
- U.S. Judge Orders Arizona T… by Glenn At New…
U.S. Judge Orders Arizona To Recognize Gay Marriage From California Fred McQuire and George Martinez In this July 2014 photo provided by the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Fred McQuire, left, and George Martinez pose for photos at their wedding in California. A federal judge ordered Arizona to recognize their marriage. (Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund) By JAMES QUEALLY
A federal judge in Arizona ruled Friday that state officials must recognize the marriage of two men who were wed in California this year, though the ruling will not affect the ongoing fight to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, court filings show.
In a 14-page ruling, U.S. District Judge John Sedwick found that Arizona officials must recognize the marriage of John McQuire and George Martinez, who were wed in California in July.
Martinez died of a terminal illness this year, and McQuire was demanding that Arizona officials release a death certificate recognizing him as Martinez’s husband.
“Couples in America should not have to play ‘now you’re married, now you’re not’ depending on which state they are in when a tragedy strikes, and states should not pick and choose which marriages they will respect and which they won’t as if we did not have one Constitution protecting all of us,” Evan Wolfson, president of the same-sex marriage advocacy group Freedom to Marry, said in a statement.
- Wyoming endorses firing squ… by Glenn At New…
The Wyoming Department of Corrections should be able to employ a firing squad to execute condemned inmates if the state can’t find the drugs to carry out lethal injections, a legislative committee voted Friday.
Meeting in Laramie, the interim Joint Judiciary Committee advanced a firing-squad bill for the full Legislature to consider when it convenes early next year. The committee rejected another bill that would have called for the state to repeal the death penalty altogether.
- Ray Ficara on “Repeal the SAFE Act&…Are they in the basement of the Gov's Mansion?
- Ray Ficara on Star Witness In Michael Bro…Is he Jenteal's cousin?
- Ray Ficara on An Automatic Weapon Is What…The Media HAVE their "sources".
- Ray Ficara on Gun-grabber Bloomturd’s epi…The ONLY stores not robbed or burned were guarded by owners with GUNS.
- Glenn At New… on Bloomturd’s Departing Front…Notice he 'fesses up only after Bloomturd's last paycheck cleared...
- Ray Ficara on Video: Stupid Liberals Shoo…They ALWAYS do. That's why libs hate ranges and shooting schools.
- Ray Ficara on Bloomturd’s Departing Front…But you can have a NICE living of them.
- Greg Tabor on Bloomturd’s Departing Front…Well, Duh, anyone with half a brain could have told you that it wouldn't work!!!
- Greg Tabor on Trend toward stand your gro…Who else sleeps with a pistol under their pillow?? Mine's a .45, how about yours?
- Greg Tabor on The Second Amendment Only A…Well, Duh, money Rules, Peons eat shit.