Thousands swarm New York Capitol for gun law rally

Thousands of gun rights advocates swarmed the Capitol on Thursday,…

Thousands of gun rights advocates swarmed the Capitol on Thursday, cheering as a parade of lawmakers who oppose New York’s new gun control law lauded the Second Amendment and blasted the new measure’s backers.

“This is probably one of the most egregious acts by government I’ve seen defying our nation’s history,” said Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua. “It’s time to repeal this law.”

“I have never seen a crowd this big,” said Sen. John Bonacic, a Republican from the Hudson Valley. “You inspire me to fight on.”

Called the NY SAFE Act by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, its principal supporter, the gun control measure broadened the definition of banned assault weapons and made magazines containing more than seven bullets unlawful. It also increased penalties for illegal gun possession, reduced public access to gun permit information and allowed mental health professionals to report concerns about a gun-owning patient who might be at risk of harming himself or others.

Source: Jimmy Vielkind for Times Union

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  • To your question : would I move to another State?? I did.

    I left NYC and now living in Gettysburg Pa. I put up with NYC & State laws all my life. I was one of the rare breed that had a NYC Pistol Permit. Being in the shooting sport in NY you must ‘live’ the gun laws every single day. Pa, a gun is like having a car and here the funny part. There is no crime here.Just some passing a bad check.

    I hope the NYS people remember all who backed these AntiGun/American Bill and vote them all out of office —–>

    VOTE THEM ALL OUT OF OFFICE.

    ~In Service to America~
    Bill Newcomb
    Life/Endowment Member NRA
    Life Member Vietnam Veterans of America

  • Rick

    Have you ever heard of a 7 round mag? They knew that you would have to use a 5 rd. America we need to stand up and fight back. A lot of gun owners didn’t vote and we are gonna pay for it for a long time to come.