Local SCOPE members attend lobby day in Albany

Contributed Story Posted 4 March 2015 at 12:00 am

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A delegation of SCOPE (Shooters Committee On Political Education) attended SCOPE Lobby Day in Albany on Tuesday. SCOPE members from Orleans, Genesee and Niagara counties rode a bus together to Albany and met with members of the Assembly and Senate who represent the area, including Assemblyman Steve Hawley, R-Batavia, pictured in this photo in center (in suit).

The SCOPE members boarded a bus in Le Roy at 4 a.m. In Albany, they pushed for full repeal of the SAFE Act, defunding of the SAFE Act and uniform pistol licensing requirements across New York State with no additional restrictions added by the local licensing, said Mattie Zarpentine of Holley, the WNY coordinator for New York Revolution, a group opposed to the SAFE Act.