Issues: Gun Control

Ranzenhofer adds name to bill repealing NYSAFE Act

Joins 14 State Senators in calling for repeal of law
Writes letter to NYS Police Superintendent to discuss implementation
Intends to introduce bill to stop warrantless access to medical records

 

 

Batavia, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced that he has added his name as a co-sponsor to legislation (S3948) repealing the NYSAFE Act.

 

April 18, 2013
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ASSEMBLYMAN KARIM CAMARA AND STATE SENATOR RUTH HASSELL-THOMPSON ANNOUNCE JUNE AS GUN VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH IN NEW YORK STATE AND THE START OF A FIVE YEAR PLAN TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE

A Black or Latino youth has a 56% increased likelihood of being injured by gun violence than a motor vehicle accident, this is akin to a public health crisis”

April 17, 2013
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Yonkers Delegation and Local Partners Call For State Funds to Keep SNUG Running

State and local leaders in the City of Yonkers are fighting to keep a successful gun and gang violence prevention program called SNUG fully funded. At a Friday press conference, Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Senator George Latimer, Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer and Assemblyman Gary Pretlow were joined by members of the Yonkers City Council, Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Gardner, SNUG violence interrupters, local activists and members of the clergy to call on the State to provide steady funding for the SNUG Program.

SNUG has successfully helped reduce shootings and quell violence in Yonkers and in many cities throughout New York State.

March 18, 2013
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Senator Jeff Klein speaks on the Senate Budget Resolution in Senate Session - March 11, 2013 .

Senator Klein discusses the one house budget resolution on the floor of the Senate on Monday, March 11, 2013. This budget resolution was crafted by a bipartisan coalition.

March 11, 2013
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Senator Serrano Weighs in on Gun Control at NYU Panel

(New York, NY) – Senator José M. Serrano served as a panelist for an important discussion at NYU entitled: “Triggering the Debate: Race, Gun Control, and Mental Illness.” The panel addressed the national debate regarding gun laws and considered the complicated history that race and mental illness has historically played in the debate. “Recent acts of gun violence are alarming. My colleagues and I must do everything possible to pass legislation that will protect the people of New York," said Senator Serrano. “As an elected official, it is also very important to me that we urge our legislators on a national level for tougher measures that will ensure that guns do not end up in the wrong hands,” concluded Serrano.

March 8, 2013
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Senator Serrano Drafts Letter Urging U.S. Senators to Place Tighter Restrictions on Gun Sales

"Each year, countless individuals are victims of senseless and avoidable gun violence. My colleagues and I in the Senate Democratic Conference have continuously pushed for tougher measures on a state level that will ensure that our gun violence is curbed. However, more must be done on a national level. Today I sent a letter urging United States Senators to increase gun control measures by requiring background checks and record-keeping on all U.S. gun sales. As legislators, we must do all that we can to ensure that our constituents, the people of New York and the people of this Nation, are kept safe."

 

Read the full letter below.

 

 

March 7, 2013
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE NY SAFE ACT

For more information on the NY SAFE Act, please click here for the Governor's website.  This site will provide you with a question-and-answer section and a fact sheet on the new law. 

March 5, 2013
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Senator Ritchie Addresses Gun Rights Rally

Senator Ritchie addressed the crowd of 10,000 participants in Thursday's 2nd Amendment Gun Rights Rally held at the State Capitol. Attendees included hundreds from Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties.

Earlier in the day, Senator Ritchie hosted constituents for coffee and donuts at her office. See more pictures of the day's events at Senator Ritchie's Facebook page, and "LIKE" the page for additional updates.

February 28, 2013
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Senator Bill Larkin Meets with Local Sportsmen Visiting Albany in Opposition to the NY Safe Act

Senator Bill Larkin met with members of the Black Rock Fish and Game Club, Ulster County Sportsmen and NRA supporters during their visit to Albany to protest the Governor's NY Safe Act legislation.

February 28, 2013
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Department of Financial Services to Speek Resolution of Insurance Claims in Areas Affected by SANDY

The NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) is setting new rules to speed the processing of insurance claims in areas affected by Storm Sandy. The new regulation reduces the amount of time an insurer can delay its decision on a claim, and requires insurers to report to the Department on how many claims it is delaying and the reasons for the delays.

February 27, 2013
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'Guns for Greatness,' which would offer Beyonce tickets to those turning in firearms, gets endorsement of Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes and TV host Nick Cannon

State Sen. Martin Dilan (D-Brooklyn), who has sponsored past gun-buyback programs, said Williams’ proposal “is definitely a good idea.”Read more at New York Daily News.

February 27, 2013
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GUN OWNERS CAN PROTECT THEIR PRIVACY THROUGH A PUBLIC RECORDS EXEMPTION FORM

The NY SAFE Act allows pistol license holders to protect the privacy of their personal information, including their home address, by providing them with a Public Records Exemption form. Those wishing to apply for the exemption should do so by May 15, 2013. In order to access this special form, please click on the provided link.

Onondaga County residents can return the form to the Pistol Permit Unit at the Onondaga County Sheriff's Department:

Address:407 South State St.Syracuse, NY 13202

Cayuga County residents can return the form to the Cayuga County Clerk's Office:

Address:160 Genesee StreetAuburn, NY 13021

February 25, 2013
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PISTOL PERMIT "OPT-OUT" PRIVACY FORMS NOW AVAILABLE IN LOCAL COUNTY CLERKS' OFFICES

Gallivan Urges All Permit Holders Who Wish To Keep Personal Information Private To Complete and Submit Forms To Their Local County Clerk's Office

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I - Elma) announced today that State Police “Opt-Out” privacy forms are now available in each of the four counties that comprise the 59th Senate District.

The forms being made available are in accord with a provision of the newly enacted NY SAFE Act that allows New York State pistol permit holders to request that their personal information be kept private and confidential by completing a State Police “Opt-Out” form and submitting it to a designated county official.

February 19, 2013
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STAND UP FOR THE SECOND AMENDMENT BY STANDING WITH NEW YORK STATE SENATOR KATHLEEN MARCHIONE

YES Senator Marchione, I support your efforts to preserve and protect the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding New Yorkers by repealing and replacing restrictive new gun control.  Keep standing strong for our Constitutional Freedoms! 

File: 
Senator Marchione Second Amendment Petition - Print.pdf

February 4, 2013
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GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT THE NEW GUN LAW

The state has released its website and hotline for questions related to the New York SAFE Act. Click SAFE ACT for more information or call the hotline at 855-529-4867.

January 28, 2013
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Senate Co-leader Jeff Klein Leads Bipartisan Passage of Landmark Gun Control Legislation in Senate

ALBANY – In the opening days of the 2013-2014 legislative session, the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly overwhelmingly passed a bold and bipartisan legislative package that enacts new comprehensive gun control measures statewide. Passage of this legislation, known as the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (NY SAFE Act) marks the New York State Senate’s bipartisan Majority Coalition’s first major legislative success. Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) praised the deal as a smart, thorough, and balanced approach towards addressing gun violence.

 

January 24, 2013
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Coping with the new gun law

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January 23, 2013

January 23, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Outlines 2013-2014 Executive Budget to Maintain Fiscal Responsibility and Continue to Invest in Economic Growth

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the proposed 2013-14Executive Budget and Management Plan that builds on two years of balanced, fiscally responsible budgeting and invests in economic development, education reform, rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy, provides support to local governments and school districts, and includes no new taxes or fees.

Highlights of the Executive Budget:

· Eliminates $1.3 billion budget gap with no new taxes or fees. The expected gap for 2013-14 was projected to be $17.4 billion prior to the last two responsible budgets.

· Holds spending increases below 2 percent for third consecutive year.

January 23, 2013
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SETS UP WEBSITE AND HOTLINE REGARDING THE STATE'S NEW GUN-CONTROL LAW

People with questions about New York State's new gun-control law (NY SAFE Act) can visit www.nysafeact.com or call the toll-free number (855) 529-4867.  The website has a question-and-answer section, plus photographs of weapons to help gun owners understand if their gun will now be classified as an assault weapon. 

Those who own what is now considered an assault weapon must register with the New York State Police within one year, beginning April 15.  Registration is free.

To access the governor's website regarding the NY SAFE Act, please click here.

January 22, 2013
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INFORMATION REGARDING THE NEW GUN LAW

Over the last few days my office has received numerous inquiries regarding the implementation of the new gun law. The Governor has released a list of answers to frequently asked questions regarding this law which is available here.

 

 

January 18, 2013
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