Second Amendment advocates urged to keep up the fight against SAFE Act

Posted 19 August 2015 at 12:00 am


I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and the entire Bill of Rights. The Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting and everything to do us being able to overthrow a tyrannical government.

As I travel through Orleans County and throughout parts of Western New York I can’t help but notice that the Repeal the SAFE Act signs have dwindled in number. As I attend the SCOPE meetings since the re-election of the dictator Cuomo, the attendance has dropped off.

I understand the feelings of defeat. I understand the sting of betrayal from our newly elected officials in Albany that lied to us. They continue to lie to us touting a defeat of the ammunition database. We all know that the database simply was not ready or equipped to be implemented. Please do not be fooled. They will be coming back with this. This was an appeasement.

Our Second Amendment rights are still in as much jeopardy as when the SAFE Act was passed in the dark of the night. We are here because those before us did nothing when the first gun laws were past many decades ago. They did nothing when a progressive Republican governor, George Pataki, did as much as Coumo and passed the toughest anti-second amendment laws in the country at that time. George now thinks he has a chance at being our next president. Makes me ill.

With the passage of the SAFE Act, we the people finally stood up and peacefully fought back for two years only to be betrayed by the very people who could have put an end to the unconstitutional SAFE Act – the gun owners. They sat back, many of them, while many of us in various degrees were out on the front lines. They sat back and didn’t vote for what ever reason. So here we are.

Fighting a battle, especially political. is full of many defeats and setbacks and terrible disappointments. We you, all of us who cared, must reunite. This is going to take years. You have to recommit for the long term.

What do the progressives and the gun grabbers do? What do progressives do in general that we don’t? When they suffer a loss they don’t go away. They keep chipping away and chipping away, putting in political positions people of their same minds until they achieve the destructive results that they set out for – even if it takes them 10, 20, 30, 50 years.

Look at this country today. Pretty much transformed by the progressives of both parties. That’s what we have to do. We have to look way down the road and keep chipping away.

The state representatives that we elected betrayed us. Now we must target them and remove them from office through primary challenges and run constitution-minded candidates.

The fight has just begun. Get your signs back up. Attend your local second amendment group meetings, continue to put the same pressure on your elected officials and if they are not receptive vote them out.

Become a committee person and don’t vote with the party if the preferred candidate is a RINO or a player. We hold the power of change. Whatever you do, don’t give up. Fight one more round – until we the people win.

Paul Lauricella Jr.