Miller statement: Calls for repeal of SAFE Act

Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford) and S.C.O.P.E. President Tom Reynolds.

“Today, I stood with my Assembly Republican colleagues to provide a voice to law-abiding residents of upstate New York in the fight to repeal the SAFE Act. If the counties within New York City want the SAFE Act, they can have it, but upstate residents must be allowed their constitutional right to bear arms. Therefore, I am sponsoring legislation (A.6140) that will restrict the application of the SAFE Act to New York City to allow sportsmen, sportswomen and all other upstate residents the repeal they have called for.

“A precedent has been set by this legislature to allow certain policies, such as the minimum wage increase and ride sharing to apply regionally. We simply seek the same with the SAFE Act. It is no secret that New York City has different wants and needs than the rest of the state and that must be taken into consideration. Policy is consistently negotiated during the budget process and we will likely see Raise the Age in this year’s budget. I believe this legislation to repeal the SAFE Act should be passed during this year’s budget negotiations, for the benefit of all upstate New Yorkers. This is an important step toward full repeal of the SAFE Act in New York State.”

2 comments to Miller statement: Calls for repeal of SAFE Act

  • Champ

    Wow, they are comparing ride sharing regulation to gun laws? Maybe they want to rethink that.

    Sportsmen and sportswomen are suffering because of this law? Why, because they are convicted felons? If so, I’m OK with that.

    What constitutional rights are being denied? Can’t people still buy all sorts of guns?

  • Brian Kellogg

    The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference.

    In the same spirit, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution forbids Congress from constraining the right to keep and bear arms, and this right shall not be infringed by government interference.

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