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New York State Rifle & Pistol Association

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association

ALBANY, NY --(  The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association would like to respond to remarks made by State Senator Jeffrey Klein in a discussion with Times-Union reporter Casey Seiler on Wednesday.

Specifically, we would like to address this statement made by Senator Klein:

“… Despite [NYSRPA's] opposition to some of the toughest gun control laws in the nation, New York is much safer today thanks to the NY SAFE Act …”

Apparently Senator Klein has been too preoccupied with other things lately to notice that the New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women disagrees with him. In a report filed by WCBS 880’s Monica Miller on Tuesday, NOW-NYC president Sonia Ossorio said that reported rapes have gone up 57 percent since 2009.

“There is a reason guns are often called the great equalizer,” said NYSRPA President Thomas King.

“Firearms put women on equal footing with men and give them the ability to defend themselves against aggressors who are generally larger and stronger than they are. Instead of empowering women, Senator Klein has made it more difficult for women to have access to the best and most effective means of personal protection. The results speak for themselves.” 

The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association is the state’s largest and oldest firearms advocacy organization. Since 1871, our organization has been dedicated to the preservation of Second Amendment rights, firearm safety, education and training, and the shooting sports. Our membership consists of individuals and clubs throughout the state. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)4 organization and the official NRA-affiliated State Association in New York. Visit:

  • 3 User comments to “NYSRPA’s Response to Senator Klein’s Assertion ‘Gun Control Has Made New York Safer’”

    1. Like most feel good laws they were made so the political hacks can think they accomplished something instead of nothing!
      These Laws original designed purpose’s were racist from their conception! Now add Sexism and it kind of makes you wonder about our democratic brethren, who think they have godlike powers and can change human nature and in the process violate the very core of our God given rights and Constitution! MOLON LABE

    2. VT Patriot on December 14, 2013 at 3:21 PM said:

      With 2 sons and grandkids in NY and a lovely girlfriend in CT, those 2 states sicken me. They all come to VT to visit the old man and we often have a fun day at the range. But then, they must put the guns back in my car as it is illegal for them to possess any of the ‘toys’ we just played with all day.

    3. Unfortunate that only law abiding citizens will have to comply with the Cuomo bans while criminals and those who will be criminals can do as they please.

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