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Posts from October 2017.
October 20, 2017

In light of recent events in the United States, it’s important to understand the laws around secure ammunition and firearm sales. Below is a summary of the “NYS SAFE Act” which can be used as a basis to understand the legal limits around owning and operating a firearm.

By Pia Perfetto on October 11, 2017

Parents of children accused of bullying can now face jail time under new legislation passed by the City of North Tonawanda, which took effect on October 1, 2017. By holding parents accountable for their child’s misconduct, North Tonawanda Common Council members hope that this new law will prevent and protect children from bullying, especially in schools. Parental penalties include a $250 fine, and/or 15 days in jail, if twice in a 90-day period, their child violates any city law, including bullying. By requiring parents to have greater control over their children, North Tonawanda hopes to become a safer city. 

October 6, 2017

The recent security breach at the Equifax credit reporting agency exposed extensive personal information on 143 million Americans.  Computer hackers gained access to consumers’ names, addresses, social security numbers and dates of birth from Equifax files, creating serious potential problems for consumers.

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