Collins to unveil federal bill that he says would repeal NY’s SAFE Act

Staff Reports Posted 30 July 2017 at 3:38 pm

Congressman Chris Collins on Monday will unveil his sponsored legislation that would repeal New York’s SAFE Act, controversial legislation that has been opposed by many elected officials in Upstate NY, including the Orleans County Legislature, and all the town and village boards in Orleans.

Collins will hold press conferences on Monday at the Rochester Brooks Gun Club and the Hamburg Rod and Gun Club to unveil the “Second Amendment Guarantee Act.”

Collins is expected to be joined by local, county and state officials at the press conferences. If signed into law, Collins said the Second Amendment Guarantee Act would limit the authority of states and localities to regulate conduct, or impose penalties or taxes, in relation to rifles or shotguns.

In effect, Collins said SAGA would serve as a means to repeal the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act at the federal level.

Collins said the SAFE Act is a “blatant encroachment of citizens’ Second Amendment rights.” He said repealing the SAFE Act has been a priority since Governor Cuomo signed it into law on Jan. 15, 2013.

To see the text of the Second Amendment Guarantee Act, click here.

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