District Attorney Paul Czajka dropped a state SAFE Act charge Thursday in county district court against Hopewell Junction resident Gregory Dean Jr., who was the first person charged in the county under the controversal law since it was enacted last month.
Czajka told Town Justice Jessica Byrne that he would not prosecute the SAFE act violation.
“Although I believe that it is not for a district attorney to determine or make blanket policy,” Czajka told Byrne, he said he would “decline to prosecute the unlawful possession of ammunition feed devices.”
County sheriffs have asked to join the federal lawsuit challenging New York’s tough new gun restrictions, calling some provisions vague and impossible to enforce fairly.
In a state desperate to maintain and revive its industrial base, Mark Malkowski thinks he should be getting gold stars.
He started a manufacturing company at age 25, and in 10 years built it into an industry leader, with 200 employees, that sells 6,000 of its products every month at roughly $1,000 each. The company, Stag Arms, is currently almost a year behind in fulfilling orders.
A House panel advanced a bill Wednesday that would allow South Carolinians with permits to carry concealed weapons to take guns into restaurants and bars, removing proposed Senate restrictions that would have barred guns after midnight and in areas dedicated to serving alcohol.
Alabama’s governor has signed legislation that expands where people can carry guns in Alabama.
The bill by Republican Sen. Scott Beason of Gardendale passed the Legislature Monday, and Bentley’s press secretary, Jennifer Ardis, announced the Republican governor signed it into law Wednesday.
“With Gov. Bentley’s signature today, Alabamians’ Second Amendment rights are more secure than ever,” said House Speaker Mike Hubbard, R Auburn.
The new law, pushed by the National Rifle Association, says employees can have firearms in their cars at work, and businesses can’t be sued for any harm resulting from the use of those weapons.
A coalition of gun owners, gun dealers and firearms rights organizations have sued the governor and members of the state’s attorney’s office, contending that the gun law passed in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings violates the Constitution.
Shortly after the speeches ended, members of the Senate Finance Committee did just that by voting 4-3 to advance SB221. The bill now awaits a full vote of the Senate.
Concealed handgun license holders in Texas would be allowed to carry a revolver or semi automatic pistol, regardless of what they trained with on the shooting range under a bill advancing in the Texas Legislature.
Kansas legislators gave final approval Tuesday to restrictions on using state funds to promote or oppose gun control policies, despite criticism that the new law would violate public officials’ free speech rights.
Journalists, bloggers or anyone else who intentionally publishes concealed carry handgun permit information would be subject to stiff penalties under a bill passed by the Louisiana Senate on Tuesday. Two other gun bills also were approved.
House Bill 8, sponsored by state Rep. Jeff Thompson, R Bossier City, would penalize the release of concealed handgun permit information. The bill was approved 33 2 with New Orleans Democrats Karen Carter Peterson and Edwin Murray voting against it.
A federal appeals court has upheld a Texas law that says 18 20 year olds cannot receive a concealed handgun license.
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the Texas law limiting handgun licenses is constitutional. Lawmakers had decided that those under 21 were not mature enough to carry concealed handguns in public. The law makes an exception for members of the military.
The Texas House late Monday approved a plan to train some teachers who are already licensed to carry firearms for gunfights that could erupt in their classrooms.
The Alabama House on Monday gave final approval to a gun bill that makes transporting weapons easier and allows owners with concealed carry pistol permits to keep firearms in their vehicles at work. It also changes concealed carry permitting and clarifies where Alabamians legally can carry their pistols.
Gov. Robert Bentley said Monday afternoon he needed to review the bill, but planned to sign it. Assuming he does, it will go into effect Sept. 1.
The bill considered Monday would limit the sale or delivery of a gun magazine to no more than 10 bullets. It advanced 12-3 but faces an uncertain fate in the full Senate amid the objections of gun manufacturers and the National Rifle Association.
To understand the current state of the gun ban crowd’s “conversation” about destroying the Second Amendment, it boils down to this: insanity versus sanity.
With the horrific series of mass murders culminating in the cold blooded killing of children and teachers at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last December, this latest iteration of “gun control” is entirely directed at making the sane pay the price for unthinkable acts committed by the insane. It is the root of the civil disarmament movement in America today.