March 15, 2013

Gun owners blast SAFE Act


Others held up pieces of gun butts or grips and questioned how attaching a small piece of plastic such as these could change the classification of a rifle, pistol or semi-automatic weapon from legal to illegal under the SAFE Act.

Another audience member encouraged those attending to join the National Rifle Association for the $30 fee because “they will fight for our Second Amendment rights.”

He also asked them to consider sending as little as $5 to the State Rifle and Pistol association to help fund its pending lawsuit against the state to repeal the gun law.

When asked if a trooper can confiscate his gun if a man is walking on his own property carrying an unregistered assault weapon for target practice, State Police Sr. Investigator Chris Keniston of the Troop B gun unit said the person would be warned they have 30 days to register it or the police can go in and take that one gun, but not any others.

Attendees were also encouraged to write to their elected officials to let their stance against the gun law be known.

Mulverhill added that both Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) and Assemblywoman Janet Duprey (R-Peru) voted against the SAFE Act.

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