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  • SURREAL: CT Citizens Told They Have “One Last Chance” to Register Guns…Or Else!

    If you have ever had a conversation with a die-hard liberal about the Second Amendment, chances are you have probably been called “paranoid” a time or two (…or fifty).

    “What are you talking about? The government is not going to take your guns; I don’t know what you’re so worried about,” I can recall from a particular conversation. “Seriously, you’re just paranoid!”

    If having the foresight to recognize that gun registration is not only wildly unconstitutional, but also a convenient means by which the government could use to eventually confiscate firearms makes me “paranoid,” then so be it. However, contrary to the liberal narrative, juvenile insults don’t actually alter reality.

    As you know, there is a massive display of civil disobedience happening in Connecticut right now. Over 90% of the gun owners in the Constitution State have refused to comply with new anti-gun regulations; these laws require that all “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines (over ten rounds) be registered as of January 1 of this year.

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  • Assemblyman Will Barclay: SAFE Act Needs Repeal, Proves to Hinder Job Growth

    Remington Arms announced last week that it will open a large manufacturing plant in Alabama. It will create 2,000 jobs for the southern state.

    While I don’t begrudge another state from securing these high-paying manufacturing jobs, I do begrudge our own leaders for forcing the “SAFE Act” upon its people and hindering economic development right here in New York. Its passage has undoubtedly affected Remington Arms, located in Illion, NY, for more than a century, from expanding in its home state.

    The SAFE Act makes gun owners and gun manufacturers feel unwelcome, plain and simple.

    I voted against the SAFE Act. The way it was rushed through our chambers last January was shameful.

    The Governor and legislative leaders did not give the bill proper vetting time, which is typically three days, and he used the party-line votes to squeeze this by before the public had a chance to organize against it.

    Since its hurried passage last year, it became clear there were many aspects to the bill which were problematic.

    Indeed during this year’s budget hearings, the New York State Police Superintendent said that the state is not ready to perform background checks for ammunition purchases under the SAFE Act’s requirements.

    It has been a year since its passage and no system has been developed.

    This illustrates how ambitious, yet unrealistic the crafters of this legislation were.

    It harkens too to the laws and policies that have been created as of late, namely Common Core and Obamacare, which were all rushed through and found later to be problematic.

    Late last year, a federal judge struck down the 7-bullet restriction for 10-round magazines, saying this 7-bullet limit in a 10-round capacity magazine appeared to be an arbitrary number.

    The judge unfortunately did uphold many aspects of the SAFE Act in his ruling, however.

    This federal ruling is being appealed by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.

    A rally is planned in Albany on April 1. Defenders of our Right to Bear Arms will be at the State Capitol, urging leaders to, once again, repeal the SAFE Act.

    I will be among them, just as I was last year.

    I sponsor legislation, A6094, that will repeal many provisions of the SAFE Act.

    While we can continue to fight for a complete repeal of this onerous law, in lieu of that we should at least make the following amendments:

    • Make sure that bills are not passed using the message of necessity–the clause the Governor used to push the SAFE Act through–between the hours of midnight and 8 a.m. unless two-thirds of the Legislature approves (A4762).

    • Revert to previous definition of assault weapon which allowed for the possession of certain semi-automatic rifles, pistols or shotguns with newly-banned features such as a threaded barrel or a thumbhole stock. Under the SAFE Act, many of these rifles, pistol or shotguns are now considered “assault weapons” (A5280).

    • Eliminate the costly, redundant, and unnecessary safe storage requirements.

    • Clarify that the Family Court Judge can determine to suspend or revoke the pistol permit license when issuing an order of protection.

    • Eliminate the need to recertify pistol permits every five years, creating unnecessary costs and paperwork.

    • Eliminate the ban on the sale of previously legal weapons and requiring assault weapon registration.

    • Eliminate the ban on sale of internet ammunition and requiring face to face purchases of ammunition.

    I also sponsor legislation that would make it legal again for hunting with firearms on some 5,300 acres operated by SUNY ESF.

    Provisions in the SAFE Act, once again, made hunting traditions for many not possible after the passage of the ill-conceived SAFE Act.

    Many of these provisions are overreaching and difficult to enforce, and also make the public subjective to random police inspections and charges.

    All in all, it’s government gone overboard.

    If you have any questions or comments or if you would like to be added to my mailing list or receive my newsletter, please contact my office by mail at 200 N. Second St., Fulton, NY 13069, by e-mail at barclaw@assembly.state.ny.us or by calling (315) 598-5185.


  • SAFE Act charges dismissed against Lockport man (CuHomo Fumes!)

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    Police officers went too far when they counted the bullets in Paul A. Wojdan’s gun, City Judge William J. Watson ruled Wednesday as he dismissed the charge against Wojdan for violating New York’s SAFE Act.

    During a hearing in Lockport City Court, Watson threw out the misdemeanor charge against Wojdan, which was filed because the magazine of his Ruger 9 mm pistol contained 10 bullets. That exceeds the SAFE Act’s restriction of seven bullets in a magazine.

    Now, Wojdan wants all six of his firearms back. After his arrest, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office confiscated all of the guns listed on his pistol permit. Attorney James Tresmond will file a motion before Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III for the return of the guns.

    After court, Wojdan wasn’t happy about having to wait for them.

    “What does he gain keeping my guns?” Wojdan said.

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  • More retired NY firefighters, cops arrested in pension fraud probe (Half A Billion Stolen So Far…)

    A second wave of retired New York firefighters and police was arrested on Tuesday on disability fraud charges tied to a September 11 pension fraud, said a source involved in the investigation.

    A massive ongoing investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s office had, in January, led to disability fraud charges against 106 suspects – 80 of them retired New York cops and firefighters – with some accused of falsely claiming to have been traumatized by the September 11, 2001 attacks on the city.

    On Tuesday, authorities rounded up 28 suspects, including 16 more retired police officers, four former firefighters, and a retired New York City Department of Corrections employee, the source told Reuters.

    Vance said the total amount stolen from taxpayers could reach $400 million.

    New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said last month he was dismayed by the alleged exploitation of such a searing municipal tragedy.

    “The idea that many of them chose the events of 9/11 to claim as the basis for their disability brings further dishonor to themselves,” Bratton said.

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  • Video Shows MD Officer Confronting Man Filming Arrests: “You Have No Rights”

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    Controversial confrontation. A man videotaped Baltimore County police as they arrested two people in Towson, but an altercation broke out between the man and officer. Now an investigation is underway.

    Meghan McCorkell has more from officials.

    County police officials say they are concerned by the video and they’ve launched an investigation.

    Early Sunday morning, a man videotaped as Baltimore County police arrested two people in Towson. As the video rolled, he was confronted by an officer.

    “I’m allowed to do this,” he told the officer.

    “Get it out of my face,” the officer replied.

    “I have my rights,” the man said.

    “You have no rights,” the officer said.

    But the man didn’t stop rolling and was once again aggressively approached.

    “Do you see the police presence here? Do you see us all? We’re not [expletive] around. Do you understand? Do not disrespect us and do not not listen to us,” the officer said. “Now walk away and shut your [expletive] mouth or you’re going to jail, do you understand?”

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  • NYCG Radio Episode #56 – 2/25/14 “Media Liars Exposed”

    New York City Guns Radio Episode
    #56

    IN THIS EPISODE: Home on the range with New York’s gun owners (Welcome to one of the most regulated cities in America), City Threatens Tactical Store with Jail Time for AR-15 Sign, NYPD Hit Man’s Car, Check To Make Sure They Aren’t On Camera, Arrest Him To Cover It Up, NYPD allegedly assaults man recording him in Brooklyn subway station, Attorney: Teen Shot, Killed By Police Was Holding Wii Video Game Controller, Judge Rules (Duh!) That NYPD Can Spy On Mosques, Rifle used by Detroit Mom to defend family is illegal “Assault Weapon” in NY, Remington’s NY egress signals Empire State closing for business, Supreme Court denies gun rights cases, Ukrainian Gun Owners Association’s official statement.

    WARNING! This Content Contains AWESOME VULGARITY


  • Video: City Threatens Tactical Store with Jail Time for Its AR-15 Themed Store Sign (Libs Gone WIld)

    “Take down the sign or go to jail. We do not approve of guns…or you.” This is the unmistakable messages sent by progressives when they take over a city’s government and freedom pays the price. Ares Armor is a small tactical store operating one of their stores in National City, CA, a suburb of San Diego. Nevermind that CEO Dimitri and his staff at Ares Armor are in complete compliance with all laws and ordinances. That does not matter.

    That’s because guns are at the heart of this debate. The City Council has taken offense to their presence there and is pulling out all the stops, perverting the legal system to destroy them. But Ares Armor stands unbowed and has paid $10,000 just in the appeals process just seeking justice. Dimitri, a combat USMC infantry vet from both Iraq and Afghanistan, stands in defiance of this attack on both 1st and 2nd Amendments rights. And yet he faces an uphill and expensive battle with slim odds (note the so called “appeal” process he discusses).

    As you will see in the video, the City has made up there mind and anything related to guns is unwelcome in this Califonia dystopia. We discuss this case study to the communist (progressive) mind and consider how hypocrisy and injustice are welcomed in dealing with both the 1st and 2nd Amendment. This event in a small corner of California is symbolic of some big issues and shows what can happen in YOUR town too. As promised, TNP rolls in hot to help out the 2nd Amendment in California.

    Please contact the Council people below to wake them up to their unconstitutional actions and perhaps save this American small business that serves law abiding citizens, military, and LE customers:

    City of National City, 1243 National City Boulevard, National City, CA 91950

    City Council

    Email: Council@nationalcityca.gov

    Phone: 619-336-4235

     

    Councilmember Jerry Cano

    Email: jcano@nationalcityca.gov

    Phone: (619)336-4234

     

    Councilmember Mona Rios

    Email: monarios@nationalcityca.gov

    Phone: (619) 336-4237

     

    Councilmember Alejandra Sotelo-Solis

    Email: asotelosolis@nationalcityca.gov

    Phone: (619) 336-4283

     

    Leslie Deese-City Manager

    Email: cmo@nationalcityca.gov

    Phone: 619-336-4240


  • Soon-to-Be-Canceled Piers Morgan Warns NRA: ‘I’m Not Done With You Yet’ (But We Are With Him!)

    On February 23rd, news of Morgan’s demise made the rounds as Breitbart News reported CNN president Jeffery Zucker was done propping up Piers Morgan Live.

    Morgan responded to the pending cancellation by admitting his non-stop anti-gun rhetoric had put him in “danger of being the guy at the end of the bar who is always going on about the same thing”–the guy no one wants to talk with or listen to.

    But by Monday, February 24th, the humility had vanished, and a cocky Morgan tweeted the NRA a warning.

    Posted at Twitchy.com, the 7:53 a.m. tweet read: “I wouldn’t get too exited @NRA — I’m not done with you yet.”


  • Federal Judge Rules That NYPD Can Legally Spy On Mosques Suspected of Terrorist Ties

    In a major victory for homeland security and a major blow to Islamist apologists, a judge has ruled the NYPD’s surveillance of mosques was a lawful effort to prevent terrorism, not a civil rights violation.

    Several radical Islamist front groups — including the Muslim Brotherhood-tied Muslim Students Association — accused the NYPD of violating their civil rights through a post-9/11 program that included infiltrating and monitoring mosques to gather intelligence on jihadists and disrupt terror plots.

    In 2011 they sued the police department to kill the program and collect damages.

    On Friday, a federal judge killed their lawsuit instead.

    The decision is a shot in the arm for law enforcement looking for the best ways to protect the nation from another Islamic terror attack. If these pressure groups had succeeded in suing the NYPD, it would have handcuffed cops and given a green light to Islamic jihadists.

    Yet the judge agreed with the common-sense logic we’ve argued all along: Police can’t monitor the country for Muslim terrorist activities without monitoring the Muslim community itself — including its places of worship, where too many terrorists are radicalized.

    “The motive for the program was not solely to discriminate against Muslims, but rather to find Muslim terrorists hiding among ordinary law-abiding Muslims,” said U.S. District Judge William Martini in his ruling.


  • US Supreme Court declines to Hear CCW Cases This Year

    The Supreme Court refused on Monday, as it has done repeatedly in recent years, to settle the issue of whether Second Amendment rights to have a gun extend beyond the home. The Court, without comment, denied three new petitions — two filed by the National Rifle Association — seeking clarification on the scope of an individual’s right to have a gun for personal self-defense. In other orders, the Court did not accept any new cases for review, although it did hold over a number of cases it had examined for potential review.

    Since the Court first ruled nearly six years ago that the Second Amendment protects a personal right to have a gun, it has issued only one further ruling — expanding that right so that it applies nationwide, to state and local gun control laws, as well as to federal laws. But, without exception, the Justices have turned aside every potential sequel, essentially leaving it to lower courts to continue to sort out variations on the right.

    One thing seemed clear from the denial of review of two of the new cases, the NRA’s challenges: the Court is not, as yet, ready to stop lower courts from creating an entirely new group in society with less than full gun rights. In those cases, it was youths aged eighteen to twenty years old.

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  • ‘All These People Tried To Buy Guns and We Stopped Them’: Two Gun-Control Governors Defend Policies To TheBlaze

    Two Democrat governors who signed significant gun-control legislation last year defended the laws as effective in preventing crime.

    “We have the lowest crime we’ve had in 46 years, currently,” Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy told TheBlaze. “So if you ask is there a connection between our gun policies, I’ll just leave it up to people to draw their own conclusion.

    “But we have a lower homicide rate than we’ve had. We have a lower crime rate overall,” the Democrat said. “In 46 years that’s a pretty good year.”

    However, Connecticut’s largest newspaper, The Hartford Courant, reported that there has been a lag in compliance with the requirement — passed by the Connecticut legislature and signed by Malloy in the wake of the Newtown school massacre in December 2012 — that gun owners register assault weapons.

    The Courant reported that about 50,000 applications for assault weapons certificates were sent to the state. But the paper, citing the National Shooting Sports Foundation, said that figure could account for just 15 percent of riffles classified as assault weapons.

    “No one has anything close to definitive figures, but the most conservative estimates place the number of unregistered assault weapons well above 50,000, and perhaps as high as 350,000,” the Courant said. “And that means as of Jan. 1, Connecticut has very likely created tens of thousands of newly minted criminals — perhaps 100,000 people, almost certainly at least 20,000 — who have broken no other laws. By owning unregistered guns defined as assault weapons, all of them are committing Class D felonies.”

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  • Gun Entrepreneur Dick Cabela Is A Hero

    Entrepreneur Richard Cabela—the late founder of sporting goods empire Cabela’s—did more than create jobs. He protected our natural, God-given right to bear arms.

    Cabela passed away last Monday in his home state of Nebraska at the young age of 77. His story is empowering to entrepreneurs, gun owners and Second Amendment supporters.

    As tens of thousands of gun owners in the state of Connecticut commit civil disobedience and refuse to register their semi-automatic firearms, Dick Cabela’s legacy reminds us of the importance to never give up and never stop fighting for what we believe in.

    Cabela’s first attempt at advertising hand-tied fishing flies was a flop. Instead of giving up, he adjusted his marketing techniques and launched a mail-order sporting goods catalog. Within three short years, he and his family had more business than they could manage from their kitchen table.

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  • Butler: Remington’s NY exit signals Empire State closing for business (Thanks CuHomo!)

    Butler: Remington's NY egress signals Empire State closing for business

    An upstate New York lawmaker told Guns & Patriots Remington’s decision to develop a new plant outside the Mohawk Valley shows a state that is closed for business.

    “The long-term consequences of Remington expanding to Huntsville, Ala., instead of Ilion, N.Y., are profound,” said Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R.-Newport), whose district includes the Village of Ilion, where the Remington Outdoor Company has been situated for almost 200 years. “Remington is part of our culture.”

    The Village of Ilion which is located at the South Bank of the Mohawk River is recognized as ‘Remington Country’ because of its integral relationship between the village of about 8,000 people and the gun company-giant that employs over 1,300, he said. “Who hasn’t worked for Remington?”

    Remington, the country’s oldest firearm manufacturer, said they are expecting to create 2,000 new jobs over the next 10 years by adding a 500,000 sq.-ft. development site which will make for a total of 20 locations nationwide including the Ilion Firearms Plant & Museum.

    The company said expansion is predicated by a large increase in sales in 2013. “The Huntsville expansion provides for future needed capacity to support existing product demand and a robust new product pipeline.”

    The Ilion community has a reputation for skilled, high-quality workers, said Butler. “Expansion here would have been ideal if not for the anti-gun climate.”

    While Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is encouraging gun manufacturers to exit the Empire State, two-dozen states courted Remington to expand with them, said the Assemblyman who has called for the repeal of Cuomo’s signature gun control law – the SAFE Act.

    “My question to this administration is: What did you do to attract Remington to expand in New York?”

    The answer is nothing, he said. “The SAFE Act weakened any negotiations.”

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  • Rifle used by Detroit Mom to defend family is illegal “Assault Weapon” in NY

    In NY State, this mom would be a criminal and facing jail time because of cosmetic features on the rifle.

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    I saw the videotape below at Ace of Spades HQ, as well as at Hot Air, regarding a Detroit mother at home with her children when three men, at least one of whom was armed with a handgun, attempted to kick open the front back door.

    Fearing for her safety and that of her children, this mother used a rifle in self-defense. She didn’t hit any of the intruders, but it was enough to scare them off initially, and again when one of them tried again to break in:

    Viewing the video, I wondered whether the rifle this mother used would be legal in New York State under the new SAFE Act, which was rushed through the NY State legislature on short notice after the Newtown, CT, school shooting.

    The SAFE Act was irrational in many respects, including a 7-round magazine limit that was unworkable and ultimately thrown out by the courts, a requirement that even 10-round magazines not be loaded with more than 7 bullets, and a definition of “Assault Weapon” that relied on physical characteristics that were cosmetic and common.

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  • NYPD forces gun buyers to wait six to eight months for permits (Some NYC Gun Owners Approve)

    I visited the Westside Rifle & Pistol Range because I was intrigued that such a place could exist in one of the least gun-friendly cities in the country. I was curious about the rare breed of New Yorker who is licensed to own a gun.

    When I sat down with Darren Leung, the owner, on the morning of December 14, 2012, neither of us was yet aware of the hell that had just been unleashed at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Wearing glasses and sporting a crew cut, Leung, who is 47, looked youthful in jeans, sneakers and a gray hoodie with the range’s name on it. I asked this fourth generation Chinese-American who grew up in Manhattan’s Chinatown what had drawn him to firearms.

    …It makes sense to keep guns on a short leash, Leung acknowledges, because “you want people to realize this is not a toy. If you make a mistake with a firearm, there is no coming back from that.” He also said he doesn’t have much problem with the six- to eight-month waiting period for a gun permit, though the $340 fee for a three-year license is quite steep compared to other places. Without such a permit, issued by the NYPD, which declined to say how many New Yorkers have gun permits despite repeated attempts, it’s illegal to even touch a handgun. And those who get a license are required to purchase a firearm as well, so it’s not possible to simply have a license to shoot pistols without having your own.

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