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Another NY SAFE petition

Assemblyman Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, is giving people another outlet to voice concerns with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act.

The freshman state legislator has launched his own petition to repeal the law. The petition was launched four days ago and has more than 400 signatures, according to a news release.

“While elements of the NY SAFE Act, such as the strengthening of Kendra’s Law, increased penalties for illegal firearm usage and the measures taken to protect first responders are measures I support, the fact remains that this bill severely restricts the constitutional rights of our sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts while ignoring overwhelming information that shows restricting access to firearms is not a solution to solving gun violence in our communities,” Stec said in a statement. “That is why I am launching a petition to repeal this misguided legislation.

Immediately after the passage of the legislation, vocal critic Sen. Kathy Marchione, R-Halfmoon, introduced her own petition to repeal the law. This petition followed her appearance on the floor of the Senate speaking out against the bill.

In just two days Marchione's petition got more than 30,000 signatures.

Stec goes on to say, “I urge everyone to sign my petition so we can repeal this unconstitutional measure and chart a new course that respects the legacy of sportsmen and outdoorsmen while still addressing the root causes of violence in society.”

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February 20, 2013
7:02 a.m.

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I love the article on our 'esteemed' VP saying that homeowners should only have shotguns to protect their families and themselves, that a couple of blasts from a shotgun will scare off any intruders. Does that mean that our police forces, Secret Service, etc. only need shotguns to scare off any of those bent on mayhem? I'd guess not. After all, I suppose the lives of those in political office and their families are more important than the lives of the common working man, so their protection has carte blanche re: their choice and use of firearms. What's good for the goose is good for the gander? Apparently not. The attempt to abolish our Constitutional rights by politicians does not make those rights disappear, it makes them much more important; they are inherently ours. It's too bad that the politicians of today lack the intelligence and wisdom of our forefathers. 

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