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SAFE Act protestors tried to send a message to Gillibrand

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 November 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

HOLLEY – U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand received a warm welcome inside the Eastern Orleans Community Center in Holley on Monday.

She was there to serve food and pack Thanksgiving food boxes for local needy families.

But not everyone at the event was a Gillibrand well-wisher. A small group of protestors, holding signs about the SAFE Act, also tried to send the senator a message. They stood outside the community center near the Salisbury Fountain in the Public Square.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature passed the gun control measure in January. That law prompted the formation of the grass-roots New York Revolution, a group determined to protect Second Amendment rights.

Before heading to a Head Start center in Wellsville, Gillibrand spoke with Gia Arnold, one of the local leaders of NY Revolution.