NYLON – Congressman Chris Collins hosted a press conference Monday to present legislation that would limit the authority of New York State to regulate or tax sales of rifles or shotguns.
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According to a press release from Collins’ office, local, county and state officials join Collins in backing this legislation, called the ‘Second Amendment Guarantee Act’ (SAGA), which would serve as a means to repeal the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act at the federal level.
“Given the SAFE Act’s blatant encroachment of citizens’ Second Amendment rights, repealing the SAFE Act has been a priority of New York State officials and federal representatives since Governor Cuomo signed it into law on 1/15/13,” said Collins.
The release says that if signed into law, SAGA would limit the authority of states and localities to regulate conduct, or impose penalties or taxes, in relation to rifles or shotguns and thus in effect repeal the SAFE Act.
Collins held two press conferences Monday. One was at the Rochester Brooks Gun Club in Rush and one was at the Hamburg Rod and Gun Club in Hamburg.
SAGA in its entirety is available here.
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