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  • Breaking: Newspaper chain plans ‘state-by-state’ concealed weapon databases


    A national newspaper chain with nearly 100 publications and 1.6 million readers is considering building “state-by-state databases” on concealed weapons permit holders, according to an internal e-mail.

    The plan, laid out in an email from a top editor at North Carolina-based Civitas Media, could be similar to a controversial project a New York state newspaper carried out in 2012 which included an online map that identified gun owners in two counties by name and address. Civitas’ database project was detailed in a Jan. 19 e-mail to newsrooms across the chain, which has papers in 11 states, including Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania.

    The newest project “examines the explosion of ‘conceal and carry’ gun permits across the U.S.,” wrote Jim Lawitz, Civitas’ director of content, in an e-mail first obtained by the Buckeye Firearms Association. “Through public records act requests, we will attempt to build state-by-state databases that list those who have the right to carry a concealed weapon.”

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  • Gun flight: Smith & Wesson, Ruger quit California over stamping requirement


    A new gun law proponents say helps law enforcement has driven Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger out of California, and affirmed the suspicions of firearms rights advocates that the measure is really about making handguns obsolete.

    The two companies have announced they will stop selling their wares in the nation’s most populous state rather than try to comply with a law that requires some handguns to have technology that imprints a tiny stamp on the bullet so it can be traced back to the gun. The companies, and many gun enthusiasts, say so-called “microstamping” technology is unworkable in its present form and can actually impair a gun’s performance.

    “Smith & Wesson does not and will not include microstamping in its firearms,” the Springfield, Mass.,-based manufacturer said in a statement. “A number of studies have indicated that microstamping is unreliable, serves no safety purpose, is cost prohibitive and, most importantly, is not proven to aid in preventing or solving crimes.”

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  • Anti-gun IL Representative Laura Fine can’t take the ISRA’s heat

    Illinois State Representative Laura Fine was planning on holding a virulently anti-gun town hall meeting Wednesday evening in her district to lambast the new Illinois carry bill.

    On deck to support her was the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.

    The plan: frighten her constituents with baseless fear-based demagoguery and emotional tugs on the heartstrings. No doubt blood dancing and bloody shirt waving was on the agenda for little Laura Fine.

    The silly little woman was rumored to want to use the event to launch a campaign seek the repeal of Illinois’ new carry bill at the event. Like that’s gonna happen.

    Nobody ever accused her of being forward thinking. Unless you count “Forward” in the sense of Barack Obama’s campaign slogan (and the old communist use of the word in their campaign propaganda).

    Well, our friends over at the Illinois State Rifle Association sent out a couple of broadcast emails to their members and friends in the past few days.

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  • De Blasio Backs CuHomo: Wants Conservatives to Get Out of New York State


    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio emphatically backed New Governor Andrew Cuomo’s controversial remarks that “extreme” conservatives – which he defined as being pro-life, second amendment advocates, or supporters of traditional marriage – “have no place in the state of New York.”

    “I stand by that 100 percent,” de Blasio told reporters at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

    “I agree with Governor Cuomo’s remarks. I interpret his remarks to say that an extremist attitude that continues the reality of violence in our communities or an extremist attitude that denies the rights of women does not represent the views of New York State,” he added.

    Governor Cuomo riled up conservatives in New York state as well as all over the country when he told a local New York State radio program last Friday “extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay….have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”

    The remarks have snowballed into a major controversy, with Fox News host Sean Hannity vowing to leave New York City, prompting a bidding war between Republican governors to persuade him to move to their states. Hannity is reportedly eyeing a political bid in Texas. At the March for Life yesterday, one participant pushed back at Cuomo, telling Breitbart News, “We’re here, we’re pro-life, get used to it.”

    De Blasio conceded that “we all understand there’s a right to free speech. I wouldn’t disagree with that right and neither would Governor Cuomo.”

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  • Conservative Activist O’Keefe Claims CuHomo Targeting His Group

    Conservative activist James O’Keefe is accusing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration of targeting his group with document requests and a subpoena, claiming the Democratic governor’s recent comments critical of conservatives “aren’t simply words.”

    O’Keefe, whose Project Veritas is behind a series of hidden-camera investigations against left-leaning groups and causes, made the claims on the heels of the controversy over a recent Cuomo interview. In it, Cuomo blasted “extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay” and said they “have no place” in New York. He later walked back his remarks, and said they were being taken out of context in the media.

    But O’Keefe claimed that Cuomo’s government is acting on those words, revealing that the Department of Labor has hit his office in Westchester County, N.Y., with demands for financial documents for months. He compared it to IRS targeting of conservative groups nationwide.

    “Governor Cuomo’s shocking words this past week aren’t simply words,” O’Keefe said in a statement. “Governor Cuomo and the New York Department of Labor are on a witch hunt, demanding all documents and financials since our founding. … His goal, of course, is to harass us and limit our effectiveness by tying us up in court. Just like President Obama used the IRS to target and suppress conservatives, Governor Cuomo is using his Department of Labor to do the same exact thing.”

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  • Smith & Wesson to LEAVE California Market Due to New Microstamping Law (NY’s Future?)

    On January 22nd renowned gun maker Smith & Wesson joined Sturm, Ruger, & Co., by announcing it would cease California sales of its semi-automatic pistols due to microstamping requirements that went into effect last year.

    Ruger made the same announcement earlier this month.

    Microstamping is a requirement that each firearm be fitted with a special firing pin that leaves a fingerprint on a bullet casing which differs from the fingerprint of every other firearm. In other words–every one of the wildly popular Smith & Wesson M&P .45 semi-automatic handguns would have to be manufactured in such a way so that no two of them left the same mark on a shell casing.

    The cost of doing this would be incredibly high to manufacturers, and would be a cost they would have to pass on to consumers in higher prices.

    Moreover, the result of doing this would be yet another gun registry–every gun sold that met microstamping requirements would have be to registered so that the government knew who owned the gun that left that fingerprint.

    On top of these things, micropstamping doesn’t even work–and least not all the time. There are proven problems with the durability of microstamps on firing pins.

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  • VA Refuses to Allow CuHomo’s Gun Control to Endanger Veterans’ Health

    This week has seen two setbacks for New York liberal fascists. Mayor Bloomberg lost his soda ban and Governor Cuomo was told that medical privacy laws and providing health care for vets takes precedence over his gun control scheme.

    The federal Department of Veterans Affairs says its mental health professionals won’t comply with a new gun law in New York that requires them to report the names of patients they believe likely to hurt themselves or others.

    VA spokesman Mark Ballesteros says federal laws protecting veterans’ treatment records take precedence.

    Several veterans and their advocates say it would deter many from seeking counseling and medications to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder or other psychological issues. Veterans fear their rights would be taken away.

    Mark Ballesteros, spokesperson for the Department of Veterans Affairs, said in an email statement that “federal laws safeguarding the confidentiality of veterans’ treatment records do not authorize VA mental health professionals to comply with this NY State law.”

    Cuomo was a driving force behind the SAFE Act, which was introduced and passed by the Legislature without public debate in the wake of the massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. When he signed it in January, the governor said that the law’s mental health reporting requirement was “common sense.”

    For veterans and active-duty military members, who already face serious cultural obstacles to receiving care and suffer higher rates of suicide, especially with firearms, than the general population, these concerns are all the more acute.

    “There is a chilling effect on people getting care, and we’re particularly concerned about veterans,” said John Richter director of public policy at the state Mental Health Association. “We have a hard enough time getting veterans in for PTSD. Veterans are a prime example of someone who would have a disincentive to go.”

    A 2011 report by the RAND Corporation on New York veterans’ needs, commissioned by the state Health Foundation, found that more than one in five veterans returned with post-traumatic stress disorder or major depression — rates two to four times higher than the general population for major depression, and eight times higher for PTSD.

    Yet only a third of surveyed veterans with a mental health need sought care, often driven away by fears about the confidentiality of their treatment and the possibility of losing respect from colleagues and supervisors. RAND concluded that barriers to treatment — and the view that seeking mental health care was undesirable — needed to be moved aside to improve services and enrollment.

    Some providers fear these forces keeping veterans away from care will now be exacerbated by the SAFE Act.

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  • Busted: De Blasio Did Not Plow Snow in Republican Neighborhoods

    Looks like Mayor de Blasio has snow on his face.

    After defending the city against critics who claimed sanitation workers were slow to plow a ritzy Manhattan neighborhood after a record snowfall, de Blasio reversed himself Wednesday after visiting the area.

    “I determined more could have been done to serve the Upper East Side,” a chastened de Blasio said in a statement. “I have instructed the commissioner of the Department of Sanitation to double-down on cleanup efforts.”

    But just hours earlier, de Blasio dismissed as flaky reports that the high-priced ‘hood got shafted because it’s awash in wealthy people like former Mayor Bloomberg who opposed the recently elected Democratic mayor.

  • Police chief of suburban New York town taken into custody on child porn charges

    Federal agents nabbed a suburban New York police chief for trafficking child pornography after raiding his Mahopac home Thursday, officials said.
    Brian Fanelli, 54, who became the police chief of Mount Pleasant just three months ago, was taken into custody at his home.
    Members of the U.S. Homeland Security Special Investigations made the arrest, claiming that the Mount Pleasant top cop was “trafficking in child pornography” and had downloaded or shared more than 120 images, court papers indicated.

  • NYCG Radio Episode #51 – 1/20/14 “Gov. CuHomo Speaks”

    New York City Guns Radio Episode

    IN THIS EPISODE: Citizen shows Bloomturd he is not ABOVE the Law! (Bloomie Busted as Hypocrite – AGAIN), Cops bloody old man — for jaywalking, Hell hath no fury like the north country scorned; Gov. CuHomo’s consolations may not be enough to overcome SAFE Act resentments, CuHomo: ‘Extreme conservatives … have no place in the state of New York’, Sean Hannity to Leave New York After Andrew Cuomo’s Anti-Conservative Rant, Glenn Beck to New York Gov. CuHomo: Are our tax dollars not welcome here?, NY Ammo Buyer Background Checks Are an EPIC FAIL – The “SAFE Act” Does Not Work!, Hundreds rally in opposition of SAFE Act after one year in effect, NRA News Video “Voters Stick to Their Guns: Another Bloomberg Mayor Ousted”, NYSRPA knocks Anti-Gun Rochester mayor for having armed bodyguards, Concealed Carry Licensee Gets Ungracious Reception by Police in “Charm City”, Klavan: The Trouble With Guns…, A gun designed for Indian women, Producer Harvey Weinstein warns Meryl Streep movie will make NRA ‘wish they weren’t alive’.
    WARNING! This Content Contains AWESOME VULGARITY

  • Glenn Beck to New York Gov. Cuomo: Are our tax dollars not welcome here?

    In an open letter, Mercury Radio founder and CEO Glenn Beck is asking New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo if his right-leaning company is still welcome in the state, after the Democrat said Friday that “extreme” conservatives have no place in New York.

    Citing a “schism” within the GOP, Mr. Cuomo said, “Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”

    Mr. Beck responded by asking the governor whether he believes there are “two classes of citizens.”

  • De Blasio’s NYPD Now Beating Up Old Chinese People for Jaywalking


    Cops bloodied an 84-year-old man and put him in the hospital Sunday when he jaywalked at an Upper West Side intersection and didn’t appear to understand their orders to stop, witnesses said.

    Kang Wong was strolling north on Broadway and crossing 96th Street at around 5 p.m., when an officer told him to halt because he had walked against the light.

    Police were targeting jaywalkers in the area following the third pedestrian fatality this month around West 96th Street.

    Wong, who lives a block away, appeared to not understand the cop, the witnesses said.

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  • Citizen shows Bloomturd he is not ABOVE the Law! (Bloomie Busted as Hypocrite – AGAIN)

    A fed up Manhattan resident records Mayor Michael Bloomberg landing his personal helicopter in a heliport that is closed on weekends because of the air and noise pollution in direct violation of the law. This is the very same billionaire mayor that has been ticketing New Yorkers into poverty with smoking, parking, bicycle, dog walking, public trash can, seat belt, cell phone, beer, schools … you name it, this tyrant has a law and penalty for it.

    New Yorkers have been bombarded with tickets and summonses as this billionaire flies over our heads breaking laws himself that he will never have to answer for because he claims he is busy do the people’s work which actual consist of him flying his girlfriend and her dogs around in his half million dollar helicopter.

    This is one of Jim Hoffers best reports ever as he confronts the hypocrisy of this mayor that truly believes he is ABOVE the law. This is is a clear example of what a tyrant is, a man in a position of power that believes he is exempt from the rules and laws that the citizenry must obey.

  • Klavan: The Trouble with Guns

    “A gun is just a tool. No better and no worse than any other tool, a shovel or an axe or a saddle or a stove or anything. Think of it always that way. A gun is as good — and as bad — as the man who carries it.” Shane, by Jack Schaefer, 1949.

    No one could call me a gun nut. I go shooting with friends at most once or twice a year and, while I enjoy it, it doesn’t inspire the sort of obsession that grips me whenever I manage to get my hands on a fishing rod, which nowadays is less often. But as far as I’m concerned, the wisdom above from the best western novel I ever read (and reiterated in the famous 1953 film) doesn’t go far enough. A gun is not just a tool, it is the great democratic tool, the tool that put an end to knights in armor and gave (and gives) the little guy and gal a fighting chance against the powers that be.

    The left claims it is determined to violate, if not end, the Second Amendment’s guarantee to our right to bear arms in the name of safety. “If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them… ’Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in,’ I would have done it,” said Senator Dianne Feinstein after she and Bill Clinton managed to enact an “assault weapon” ban in 1994.

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  • NY Ammo Buyer Background Checks Are an EPIC FAIL – The “SAFE Act” Does Not Work!

    NY S.A.F.E. One Year Later

    Effective Yesterday Jan 15, 2013
    The law requires that the background checks on ammo buyers start on January 15, 2014, OR whenever the state police superintendent certifies that the relevant database is in place and operational.

    Please note the following:

    1) While ammunition sellers and retailers must register with the state by January 15, the database is not in place and is not operational. Ammunition background checks will not begin on January 15;

    2) The SAFE Act does not authorize any fee for the ammo background check. I have received numerous calls about a supposed $10 fee for the ammo background check. The state police would need clear authority in the law to impose a fee, and there is none in the law. I believe that some are confused by the fee that dealers can charge when they perform NICS checks for someone involved in a private sale. If a retailer or big box store clerk is telling you that his company is going to charge you a $10 state fee for ammo background checks, ask to see the letter from the state police;

    3) While the SAFE Act now prohibits free citizens from exercising their right to accept personal delivery of ammunition via the Internet, a vendor can ship your Internet purchase of ammunition to a licensed ammunition seller (gun dealer or FFL) where you take possession of it in person. This might happen, where for instance, a dealer might not keep ammo on hand in unusual or less common calibers;

    4) The prohibition on Internet sales, and the ammunition background check, do NOT apply to reloading components. You may still purchase powder, shot, wads, primers and hulls via your usual sources (but I respectfully suggest that you support your local corner gun dealer).

    Last year, the legislature reduced the applicable portion of budget funding for the ammunition background check database.
    Little funding is available to move forward on its development.
    To build a database that will check multiple sources simultaneously (mental health records, orders of protection, felony convictions, etc.) will take a period of time and substantial funding.
    It is hoped that either the courts will overturn by then or the legislature will come to it’s senses and repeal the NY SAFE Act

    Source: Senator James L Seward Distrct NY 51