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Posted: October 7, 2013 in NY Safe Act, The 2nd Amendment Issues

NY Safe Act, almost a year later and still creating sparks
Posted at: 10/06/2013 8:11 AM | Updated at: 10/06/2013 9:26 AM
By: News Staff

Almost a year since Governor Cuomo signed NewYork’s tougher gun control law more than a hundred bikers rallied Saturday on the west lawnof the State Capitol, calling for the repeal of theNew York Safe Act.

It bans certain military-style assault rifles, limitsthe number of rounds in a magazine, and requiresuniversal background checks. The bikers call it aviolation of their 2nd Amendment rights, whileothers defend the law.

“The United States Constitution, the 2ndAmendment, gives Americans the rights to ownfirearms to protect themselves. Cuomo and otheranti-gun people are trying to limit those rights, take them away from us, and limit what we can doand what we can’t do in our homes,” says Robert Bar Porter, member of American Bikers Aimed Toward Education.

Pam Dudoff, charter leader for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, says she hopes people can see what the safe act has accomplished, rather than focusing on just a small portion of the law.

“There are at least 15 provisions that are not controversial and are very important and have madeNew Yorkers safer,” she says.

A Cuomo spokesman declined to comment on today’s event, saying the bikers are entitled toexercise their right to free speech.