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Schenectady County legislators reject call to ask state to repeal SAFE Act

Joe Yackel of Niskayuna makes a point while speaking out against the New York SAFE Act during Tuesday’s meeting of the Schenectady County Legislature.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Joe Yackel of Niskayuna makes a point while speaking out against the New York SAFE Act during Tuesday’s meeting of the Schenectady County Legislature.
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Schenectady County legislators will ask state leaders to revisit the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, but refused to endorse the message of repeal urged by dozens of residents at a standing-room-only meeting Tuesday. The Legislature soundly adopted a resolution calling on the state Senate and Assembly to conduct public hearings in regions throughout New York aimed at improving the law passed earlier this year and set to take effect this spring. Democrat Brian Gordon ...


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mad97dog
March 13, 2013
7:54 a.m.

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People of schdy county...Please remeber this in November elections. We need to make a stand and vote all the politicians who will not support our 2nd amendment rights out of office! Maybe next time they will ask the public for our opinion.

cfield
March 13, 2013
7:56 a.m.

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Brian Gordon needs to take a look at the real cause of gun violence in not only New York but the entire United States. The only individuals suffering from this new and possibly illegal legislation are the law abiding citizens. Governor Cuomo has not put millions of New Yorkers in a position where their legally owned guns are now illegal with no way of making them compliant with the new law. This law was passed in the shadow of darkness and is a direct violation of state legislative law. I would expect Mr. Gordon to do anything outside of the norm for a New York Democrat and follow the governors lead on this issue. This isn't a case of a legislator doing what right for the people he represents but a politician doing what right for himself and his party.

cidbil
March 13, 2013
8:22 a.m.

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It's what I expected from that crew of spineless weasels. As far as voting the spineless weasels out of office, you'd have a better chance of seeing pigs fly.

wmarincic
March 13, 2013
2:21 p.m.

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For once I agree with cfield. Vote the bums out.

110efg13gd
March 14, 2013
6:01 a.m.

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typical 'no guts' politicians moves; which way is the wind blowing? what side of the fence do I sit on? "ask state leaders to revisit the SAFE Act"? what a laugh! don't ask, DEMAND!!

cidbil
March 14, 2013
7:29 a.m.

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Meanwhile, Glenville votes to repeal........how did their rep on the County Leg. vote?

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