NYSRPA Calls for Attorney General to Investigate Agency for Gun Law Violations

Video produced for gun control group appears to show multiple felony violations of city and state law

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New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
New York State Rifle & Pistol Association

Albany, NY -(Ammoland.com)- The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association would like to comment on a “Public Service Announcement” produced by the group States United to Prevent Gun Violence.

In the video, a realistic looking gun store was set up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and potential first time gun buyers were invited in.

“First off, the firearms and accessories hanging in the background do not appear to comply with either New York City law or the so-called SAFE Act,” said NYSRPA President Thomas King.

“Second, it is a felony violation of the Sullivan Act for a person to possess a handgun anywhere in New York without a license. The video clearly shows individual “customers” handling various handguns and doing so in an unsafe manner.”

NYSRPA calls upon Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate the advertising agency which produced the video, Grey New York, for possible violations of city and state law.

About The NYSRPA

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.

For more information, please visit www.NYSRPA.org.

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Ryan Conner

Just my 2cents. They told half truths. If you going to start a movement called The Truth About Guns, you should tell both sides of the story. Telling a half truth is the same as lying. Sure Adam Lanza made poor choice a committed an atrocity, but how many soldiers fight and die and save each others life’s with an AR15 style weapons. Not to mention the rich histories of firearms. You can’t tell half stories. My children know better than pull that stunt.


Boxes of ammo are empty, guns are props I’ll bet. Probably had Cuomo’s, DeBlasio’s approval along with Bloomberg behind it. Everyone that entered the store was a neophyte too. A true “gun” person would have enlightened them. Don’t see any of that video.


if they was interested in reducing the violence, they would stop enabling criminals to work without fear, city after city with strict gun controls proves restrictions dont work..Chicago, NYC and Washington DC is proof that gun controls are failed policies, over 50% of they’re so called violence is suicides and 80% of of the other 50% is crime in gun controlled cities. if they want to.reduce crime, stop confiscating law abiding citizens guns!!!


Idiotic. Are you gun advocates afraid of a little truth?


Dear Smatrick, As a gun rights advocate, I will always be afraid of a little truth, as this PSA clearly demonstrates. There is the clever use of a little truth sprinkled in with outright lies throughout this video. For example, the “host” of the “store” uses the shock treatment of “Yes, this very gun is the one that was used in (fill in the horrific event)” shamelessly exploiting these events for the shock of the customer discovering that he is being presented with the actual weapon that killed someone. Well, everyone, that couldn’t be anything else but a lie. You… Read more »

Ryan Conner

But your truth is limited to only what your willing to tell people to achieve your end goal. Thats as bad as lying. You could have put an old M1 carbine in someone’s hand and told them about its rich military history and then tell them how an older black gentlemen 2 weeks ago shot an intruder that broke into his home with price of glass as a weapon in CA. He saved his 3 of his family member. True the Glock has taken life’s in wrong ways, but it’s also the primary choice for most LEO, how many of… Read more »


Liberal Judges let liberal Media criminals go. I had 2 news reporters arrested at Pan Am for trespassing on company property they tried to gain access to an airplane at JFK airport . One judge sentenced them to 5 years probation and $5000 fine each. Later a Liberal Judge threw away the conviction as the reporters could not get passports to go overseas as felons. The news would not show that airport security did work and that it results in arrests . Bloomberg’s media doesn’t go to jail when disrupting ATF operations. This has happened several times. Liberal Judges have… Read more »

Costas Swampie

Different articles I have read say that the firearms were “Prop” or fake weapons, (however, other articles say they were Real!), that the Mayor signed off on the scheme, and that a member (official) of the NYPD was present in the shop at all times… So a big anti-gun vaudeville!!!

That NYPD’er needs to turn in his badge!

Did the fake guns have orange painted tips?

Did the store have a fire permit/ permission to occupy/ handi-capped bathrooms? Don’t tell me the city and the PD are slum shop keepers!

Leo Smith

Go to the middle of Socialsitville and shame first time gun owners with deception lies and propaganda.


OhBombAh sucker-punched some of this country to get his worthless arse elected (twice); what makes you think that false and misleading advertising isn’t part of his scheme to forever change America.


The boxes of ammo are empty.

William O'Pry

My crystal ball predicts no charges will be filed.
If it was pro-gun someone would be in jail by now, but some animals are more equal than others.

Ryan Dutton

Oh no, Anti Gun liberals only have to follow law when it fits them, especially in liberal New York, home of the ignorant.

Fire Marshal Bill

Add on retail operating permits , Fire code inspections , and remind the AG office that failure to investigate is a violation of equal application of the law.