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More than 200 rally in Glenville against NY SAFE Act

Assemblyman James Tedisco, R-Glenville, speaks at the Mohawk Valley Freedom Rally, a protest of the NY SAFE Act held Wednesday night at the Guan Ho Ha Fish and Game Club in Glenville.
Assemblyman James Tedisco, R-Glenville, speaks at the Mohawk Valley Freedom Rally, a protest of the NY SAFE Act held Wednesday night at the Guan Ho Ha Fish and Game Club in Glenville.
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Fulton County Sheriff Thomas J. Lorey was heralded as a celebrity Wednesday night at the Guan Ho Ha Fish and Game Club in Glenville. In full uniform, including his sidearm and wide brimmed hat, he addressed more than 200 people who had gathered for the Mohawk Valley Freedom Rally, a protest against the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act and a fundraiser for a legal battle to have the law tossed out. Lorey ...

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ChuckD
May 15, 2013
10:20 p.m.

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So it's legal for a uniformed law enforcement officer to publicly scoff the laws he's sworn to uphold? It's ok for them to pick and choose the laws they feel like enforcing? How comforting. How about when they feel they don't want to protect a particular class of people because maybe they have different political or social sentiments than them. I guess they can do that too?

How about some local newsfolk dig into this some more and see if what he did was not in violation of his oath.

Good or bad, the SAFE act is law (and constitutional, as eloquently stated by one Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia). That means law enforcement personnel are required to enforce it.

cheeseburger
May 15, 2013
10:32 p.m.

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these people are true patriots. i bet there wasnt many local elected demacrats in attendance. they are afraid to go against dictator coumo. remember these people when it time to vote.

rpterry
May 16, 2013
9:36 a.m.

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It is disgraceful that local Republicans office holders are flocking to gun rallies that want to keep us subject to high capacity magazines and assault rifles. Not to mention background check issue. We won't forget the next election, guys.

newsboy1
May 17, 2013
12:09 a.m.

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Elected law enforcement officers are elected to enforce the law. They are not elected to show up at rallies in uniform to protest laws or to urge ignoring them. Early in his first term, President Clinton (not my favorite president) got the message of insubordination across quite clearly to a high ranking American military office in Europe who made disparaging remarks about Clinton's qualifications as commander-in-chief. It is not within the average citizen's power to impeach or remove from office an elected law enforcement figure who supports breaking a law, but it is within our power to recognize his behavior as reprehensible, disgraceful, and a clear violation of his oath of office. The word "treason" is too strong because his behavior is not on an international stage ... nonetheless, there is some validity in applying it to Lorey's behavior.

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