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Firearm zoning amendment has no board support, says supervisor, as she condemns gun regulations

by Jul 19, 2022
Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar said the legislation drafted by the town attorney’s office, which had a public hearing with polarized opinions from the public last month, will not be voted on or discussed unless board members move it forward. “We listened to the public and it's not the right time,” Aguiar said.

New York enacts most sweeping gun control legislation since the SAFE Act of 2013

by Jun 7, 2022
In the closing days of the legislative session, Democrats passed New York’s most sweeping gun-control measures since the SAFE Act in 2013. Republicans in both chambers, including State Sen. Anthony Palumbo and Assembly Member Jodi Giglio, opposed most of the gun-control bills signed into law yesterday by the governor.

No more ‘thoughts and prayers’

by May 26, 2022
Opinion: No, gun control laws won’t prevent all gun violence. And yes, every mass shooter is by definition mentally ill. But focusing on one of these to the exclusion of the other is as effective as “thoughts and prayers” are for healing the hearts of grieving parents, siblings and other family members of the 19 little children and their teachers whose bodies were shredded by hundreds of rounds of bullets in a Texas classroom this week. It does next to nothing. And that's exactly what the gun lobby wants.

Zeldin on gun control: a ‘flawed system’ that Democrat-sponsored bills won’t fix

by Aug 6, 2019
The NY-1 representative's record on gun control measures has earned him top ratings and funding from gun advocacy groups, including the NRA. Here's a rundown on his positions.

New gun control measures signed into law

by Jul 29, 2019
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Monday to establish an up to 30-day waiting period for individuals who are not immediately approved to purchase a firearm through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Enough is enough with the NRA’s agenda

by Feb 15, 2018
Opinion column: The NRA-driven agenda has made weapons of war easily accessible, absurdly available in astounding numbers and irresponsibly unregulated. An open letter to Rep. Lee Zeldin.

Concealed-carry bill that would alter N.Y. handgun restrictions passes House

by Dec 7, 2017
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) was one of 213 cosponsors of the bill, a top legislative priority of the National Rifle Association. He was the only downstate member of New York's House delegation to support the measure, which would would allow people to carry concealed weapons in New York if they have the right to carry concealed firearms in another state, overriding current state law.
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