Gun Rights

Gun rights supporters expect to win a major victory in the U.S. Supreme Court, even though the law at issue was repealed before the High Court decided to hear the case.

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New York has the SAFE Act for gun control and gun rights supporters have the Heller Supreme Court decision, which tossed out Washington, D.C.'s gun laws. Heller supporters were in North Tonawanda Thursday night in large numbers at the Stephen Sikora Post to hear the latest.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that expands the confiscation of guns from individuals convicted of domestic violence cases. While some, including the Erie County District Attorney, welcome the updated legislation, others are raising questions about the governor's history with gun rights issues.


Karen Dewitt / WBFO Albany Correspondent

We walk up the trail to the summit of Hadley Mountain in the southern Adirondacks, fallen leaves crunching underfoot. The wind picks up a bit as we climb up the fire tower for the panoramic view.

As investigators continue to figure out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the tragedy of Las Vegas is renewing a long-running gun control debate. Local advocates on both sides are weighing in.


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Congressman Chris Collins says federal law can preempt state law. It is with that in mind that the Western New York Republican is introducing a bill that aims to take down Governor Andrew Cuomo's gun control legislation known as the SAFE Act.


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Republicans in the State Senate are again introducing legislation challenging New York's so-called SAFE Act. Local State Senator Robert Ortt is among those sponsoring a bill that would remove many provisions of Governor Cuomo's law outside of New York City. The Lieutenant Governor, meanwhile, defended the law, saying that it's working.


This past weekend's mass shooting at an Orlando gay club, which claimed the lives of 49 people and also the gunman, has renewed calls for tighter gun controls. The executive director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence says the weapon used in the attack, an AR-15, has no purpose for civilians other than to kill other civilians.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Ahead of the gubernatorial debates, protestors gathered outside of the WBFO-WNED studios.  The crowd was heavy with ant-fracking, pro-clean energy mantras, and just as weighted with chants for Second Amendment rights – those mostly aimed at Governor Cuomo.