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Hawley will lead forum on gun laws

Posted 24 April 2013 at 12:00 am

Law enforcement officials will discuss SAFE Act at GCC event

Press release

BATAVIA – The public is invited to a forum on Thursday about the state’s new gun laws. The 6:30 to 8 p.m. event at Genesee Community College will be hosted by Assemblyman Steve Hawley, R-Batavia, and includes law enforcement and other government officials.

Hawley urged residents to attend and ask questions about what passage of the NY SAFE Act means to their rights as law-abiding gun owners. Hawley will be joined by New York State Rifle and Pistol Association President Tom King, and Shooters Committee on Political Education President Steve Aldstadt.

“New York’s new gun control laws were jammed through the legislature with no time for public input or review,” Hawley said. “As a result, many law-abiding gun owners are unaware of the new rules, regulations and requirements that now encroach on our Second Amendment rights. This forum will give residents a chance to ask questions and voice their concerns over the NY SAFE Act, helping ensure that we all can protect our privacy and civil liberties to the fullest extent possible.”

The forum will be at the Stuart Steiner Theatre at GCC, 1 College Rd. in Batavia. For more information, contact Hawley’s district office at (585) 589-5780 or email hawleys@assembly.state.ny.us.