Terror once again gripped New York City as a blaze of gunfire tore through the King’s Plaza Mall in Brooklyn last Saturday, July 8th. This shooting comes just days after a shooting at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital and is more unfortunate proof that New York’s strict gun control legislation isn’t solving the gun violence problem in […]
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A Southwest Airlines co-pilot was arrested on a weapons charge after security at Albany International Airport found a loaded handgun in the pilot’s carry-on bag.
“Having safeguards in place is just common sense. It’s just common sense.” These were the words of Lentory Johnson, the father of Johnny “J.R.” Johnson who was killed with a stolen gun as one of the three victims killed in a Genesee Street mass shooting.
Across the country, the number of concealed carry permit applicants has been on the rise, however from state to state the rules to receive said permit can be quite different. For example. some states require concealed carry applicants to prove their handgun competency by firing the handgun as a prerequisite to applying.
Rep. Richard Hudson of North Carolina recently brought forth a bill that could mean that New Yorkers will soon have an easy path to a concealed carry license, ending a longstanding hurdle for most interested in self-defense carrying.
A new gun storage law has been adopted in Beacon. Passed on Dec. 5 by the City Council on a 6-1 vote, the measure requires gun owners to keep loaded firearms in a “safe-storage depository” (gun safe) or to be equipped with a “gun-locking device” when children and teenagers 16 years or younger live in […]
Pix 11 aired a story this week regarding this proposed national reciprocity and spoke with USA Firearm Training’s own New York City trainer, Lance Dashefsky about the topic.
As the presidential election heats up and the national murder rate increases, concealed carry permit applications are at an all-time high in the Albany Region.
This article is meant to take a look at New York’s open and concealed carry laws so that you folks can get a better idea what is and is not legal in the state.
Weapons siezures at NYC public schools increased 25% last school year (2014-2015) compared to the year before. The total number of weapons siezed (this is not including weapons that go undiscovered and unreported) for the 2013-2014 school year was 1,347, while last year it increased to 1,678 in the city of New York alone. The […]