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Stec: Repeal SAFE Act
February 19, 2013 - Chris Morris
Assemblyman Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, is circulating an online petition aimed at repealing New York's new gun law.
Stec said in a press release today that he launched the petition on Friday. More than 400 people have signed it since. "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 the release. "That is why I am launching a petition to repeal this misguided legislation.
"Our residents deserve a reasoned, logical approach to solving violence in our communities and not a knee-jerk response that only infringes upon responsible, law-abiding gun owners. 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."
I'll be speaking with Stec later today and will have more on this story in tomorrow's paper. In the meantime, you can check out the petition here.
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