Assembly Democrats Block NY Safe Act Repeal Legislation In Committee

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Assembly Democrats Block NY Safe Act Repeal Legislation In Committee
New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
New York State Rifle & Pistol Association

New York –-( New York State Rifle and Pistol Association President Thomas King announced today that all bills calling for the repeal of the so-called NY SAFE Act, including Assembly Bill 6094 co-sponsored by Minority Leader Brian Kolb, were effectively killed in the downstate Democrat-dominated Codes Committee and therefore will not be brought to the Assembly Floor for a vote.

“This was entirely expected,” said King.

“The sad reality is that one political party and one viewpoint dominates the Assembly: the anti-Second Amendment voice of the downstate Democrat majority. Upstate New Yorkers who oppose the NY SAFE Act ought to feel disenfranchised. This law is deeply flawed, and was passed in the middle of the night without input from law-enforcement, mental health professionals, or the public at large.”

Citing the ongoing NYSRPA litigation against the NY SAFE Act, King stressed the need to remain focused and support efforts to overturn the law in the courts.

“Thus far, NYSRPA has spent over $500,000 in litigation. The final cost could be well over $1 million to take the appeal all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. We won a victory in the Western NY Federal District Court where the 7-round magazine limit was deemed unconstitutional. Verbiage in the ruling indicates the strong possibility of overturning several onerous stipulations of the law by the Supreme Court, but it will be a long and costly fight.”

King also called on his membership to become politically engaged.

“We need to register voters. Legislators, particularly in upstate New York, who voted for the NY SAFE Act must be held accountable. There ought to be voter registration forms in every gun club and gun shop. There is no excuse for not voting this November if you are a concerned gun owner. We have to topple the hegemony of the anti-constitutionalists, enough is enough.”

The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association is the state's largest and oldest firearms advocacy organization. Since 1871, our organization has been dedicated to the preservation of Second Amendment rights, firearm safety, education and training, and the shooting sports. Our membership consists of individuals and clubs throughout the state. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)4 organization and the official NRA-affiliated State Association in New York. Visit:

  • 7 thoughts on “Assembly Democrats Block NY Safe Act Repeal Legislation In Committee

    1. Folks I fear our society has already become conditioned to not care. I’m losing hope. I think I’ve said what many people already said to themselves. I stand on my soapbox and I try to show people with qualified facts what is happening and the words “I don’t care” resonates mostly amoung our youth. Who am I? I’m the retired veteran with 5 tours and 20 years of service defending this country our constitution and our way of life. I feel like I’m alone when it comes to trying to educate people who have been dumbed down by our mainstream media and other forces at work. I simply urge everyone to please speak to your children and family around you and talk to them. Help them understand what’s at stake here. Let them know what the constitution means to them and that freedom came at to high a price to just let it fade into a faded memory. I don’t know what more to say but God Bless America and each of you.

    2. Because of the majority of Democrats in the New York Assembly, the codes committee is staffed by democrats that hold the party line. They also assume that they represent the wants of the majority of people. And with the codes committee not allowing a vote or even allowing a referendum as to the wants of the people on the 2ndA understanding, they will keep misunderstanding the people, which is what the “leaders” in office want. Not what the people want. There’s was not enough pro constitutional voters to override the party line supporters when last they were voted in. Are there enough now?

      If November can’t oust the liberal party liners against the 2ndA, no change will take place. If there are a majority of gun supporters in NY they need to make themselves heard in November. They need to get the required signatures to demand a State wide citizens vote on the support of the NY Safe Act before or in November. Most of the votes against the support of the 2ndA are coming from “metro” areas where liberal democrats live, there are a lot of new voters in these areas and they may have been voting based on media coverage and assumed support from the democratic party promising their supporters great rewards.

      Did they get what they were promised? Do they want the changes proposed and the lack of freedom the changes will cause? November may tell, but the people must be able to vote directly for or against, not the legislators that have already made their stand.

    3. Years of Republicans compromising with Democrats has brought us to this juncture. It’s time to dump politicians urging compromise. Stand for what you believe in!

    4. You don’t need to register voters. Look what that’s gotten us in the last 200 years — all this crap! You need to arm the citizens of upstate NY and then tell the down-state Dems to ‘Come and Get Them.’ When push comes to shove, I suspect the upstate LEOs will all have the ‘civil disobedience flu’ and without them, well, I don’t see Mario banging on your front door, with only a piece of paper in his hand, demanding compliance with his draconian decrees.

      We need to STOP placating the politicians — they work for US, remember? You dictate to them, not the other way around.

      1. Our state legislators I guess don’t believe in the Constitution or Bill of right’s. They just want to cherry pick parts they like. Governor Cuomo thinks he is Dictator of NY and if you disagree with him he will destroy you! Upstate NY no longer wants anything to do with Albany or the NY City crazy Libs. Cuomo told people like me I was not wanted in NY State. He sure has balls! Stupid balls! We need a split with Downstate and run upstate by the people who live up here. We have been treated lot second class citizens for long enough. The safe gun act is a joke and great for criminals and crazy people. Normal honest gun owners must be punished for we are easy target for the lib nut jobs. I would never tell a lib or anyone else how to live their life but lib’s want to tell you everything you are to do and rule your life and make you live the way they want you to. I for one will never surrender to any bulling from the left and please could they just leave me alone and let me live in freedom and peace!! Thank you

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