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Opponents of Cuomo’s Gun Control Law Push for Repeal

Hundreds rallied at the state Capitol on Tuesday saying they will not comply with New York’s new gun control law

 

More than 600 opponents of New York’s new gun control law rallied at the state Capitol on Tuesday, saying they would not comply with the state’s new law, reported The Wall Street Journal.

Many of the protesters who took issue with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s process of passing the bill in one day said they felt cheated by New York's Republican lawmakers and urged for the law’s repeal.

"Our governor has seen fit to try and restrict the rights we get by our constitution. We're just not going to stand for it anymore," Tracy Brundege said, who is a 52-year-old barbecue chef from Schenectady, N.Y.

Brundege was among the hundreds of other protesters who said they wouldn't comply with the state's new law requiring owner registration for the list of guns the law now deems illegal. He protested at the rally by handing out stickers and selling "Don't Tread on Me" flags.

Cuomo defended the gun-control law, calling it a "common sense, reasonable and balanced" approach.

Still, the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association is planning another rally in Albany on February 28, which is expected to draw as many as 35,000 people.

National Rifle Association President David Keene will serve as the rally’s keynote speaker.

Mike Peters February 14, 2013 at 03:33 PM
Only 600 people there ? ...this is a Lie. Look at the Pictures and decide for yourself.. We had a GREAT turnout considering how Cold it was (the Wind didn’t help) but still far from the 3 or 4 thousand everyone expected. First off , It looked like over 1500 to me but , a Trooper told me they figured there were over 2500 when you add the hundreds who passed through and the NY Tea Party Groups who came by Bus and had appointments scheduled with all their representatives. Unlike us (very cold Gun owners) they focused on walking around the State House visiting Assemblymen and Senators while we stayed at the Rally . I’ve got to hand it to the Tea Party Groups …they planned ahead and took the fight right to the Politicians. They had lists of who voted and how and stayed focused on knocking on doors .This “2 front” strategy worked out really well and didn’t give them a chance to hide from comments …NY Heard us and we’re just starting. Steve Katz and Greg Ball did a fantastic job . Charles Heller was also very well received and on behalf of JPFO ..actually , their whole Line up of Speakers were great . http://s1320.beta.photobucket.com/user/NYGunOwner/library/Albany%20Gun%20Rally%20Feb%2012 We have another Rally coming up on Feb 28th ..I bet the Media will downplay that one as well.

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