December 5, 2014:
Putnam County Firearm Owners Association Hosts NY Firearm Law Forum
On Wednesday, Christopher Renzulli and Nicholas Whipple from Renzulli Law Firm, along with over one-hundred other firearm enthusiasts, attended the Putnam County Firearm Owners Association’s “NY Firearm Laws: What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You … What You Learn Can Protect You” forum. The event was comprised of several keynote addresses from high-ranking Putnam County officials, including Sheriff Donald Smith, District Attorney Adam Levy, and State Assemblyman Stephen Katz to name a few. The event focused on mobilizing support for the Second Amendment, the legislative obligations imposed by the language of the NY Safe Act, and the upcoming oral argument in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the cases challenging the constitutionality of the Safe Act. The speakers fielded numerous questions from the concerned citizens of Putnam County. To join and/or obtain more information about the Putnam County Firearm Owners Association, please contact the group at [email protected]. Renzulli Law Firm is looking forward to working closer with the PCFOA to assist in its fight for protection of Second Amendment rights.
Texas, South Carolina Lawmakers Propose Prohibition on Federal Restrictions
Texas State Representative Matthew Krause (R) submitted House Bill 422 earlier this week, a bill that would require state authorities to “refuse to enforce” federal firearm laws that restrict Texans’ constitutional rights. More specifically, HB 422 would preclude state law enforcement officials from assisting any federal agency with respect to the enforcement of a federal firearm statute or regulation that does not exist under the laws of the state. In support of the bill, Representative Krause remarked that the State of Texas is not going to assist the federal government in imposing onerous restrictions on Texans’ Second Amendment rights. A copy of HB 422 can be found here. In South Carolina, two bills (S.117 and S.125), both sponsored by Senate Republican Lee Bright (R), were filed on Wednesday. The bills (entitled the “South Carolina Firearms Liberty Act” and the “Second Amendment Preservation Act”), if passed, would allow the State of South Carolina to refuse unconstitutional federal infringement of the right to keep and bear arms. The language of the bills also provides for fines and penalties for authorities who attempt to enforce federal regulations on firearms that have been manufactured in South Carolina and contain identifying stamps that read “Made in South Carolina.” A copy of S.117 can be found here. A copy of S.125 can be found here.
Renzulli Law Firm is Monitoring Firearm-Related Legislative Developments
Renzulli Law Firm, nationally recognized as one of the premier law firms in the country serving the Firearms Industry, is monitoring legislative developments affecting the industry and publishing regular updates which are available by e-mail and on this website. Any questions you may have about these developments should be directed to John F. Renzulli or Christopher Renzulli.