Monday, July 31, 2017

Proposed Federal Law to Overturn NY SAFE Act

Key parts of New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's controversial SAFE Act Gun Control Law would become Illegal under Federal Legislation proposed Monday by Rep. Chris Collins [R, NY-27th District].

Collins, a Clarence Republican, at a scheduled Press Conferences in the Rochester and Buffalo areas Monday afternoon announced his Proposal, called the Second Amendment Guarantee Act. The Bill would Prevent States from Implementing any Gun Regulations that are more Strict than those set by Federal Law.

Collins said that if passed, most of the Language in New York's Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act would become Void. “This legislation would protect the Second Amendment rights of New Yorkers that were unjustly taken away by Andrew Cuomo,” said Collins. “I am a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment and have fought against all efforts to condemn these rights. I stand with the law-abiding citizens of this state that have been outraged by the SAFE Act and voice my commitment to roll back these regulations.”

Cuomo, who has been butting heads with Collins on Health Care and other issues all year, issued a Statement denouncing Collins' Gun Legislation as a blatant Political ploy. "Chris Collins is turning his back on New Yorkers and putting millions of people at profound risk," Cuomo said. "By fighting to roll back vital legislation that protects the people of the Empire State, Collins is demonstrating once again that he is beholden to no one but the gun lobby and entrenched special interests."

Collins' Office said the Federal Legislation he is proposing would have a Major effect in New York because the SAFE Act goes beyond Federal Regulations in several ways. For example, the State Law Bans some Semi-Automatic Guns with Detachable Magazines that are Legal under Federal Law. In addition, the SAFE Act Bans Magazines that hold more than 10 Rounds, and doesn't permit Gun Owners from putting more than Seven Bullets in those Magazines.
Both those Provisions of State Law would be Overturned if Collins' Legislation were to become Law.

The Bill would affect tough Anti-Gun Laws in other States, too. Under Collins' Bill, States and Local Governments would not be able to Regulate, Prohibit or Require Registration and Licensing of Firearms beyond what the Federal Government Mandates. And any current or future Laws enacted by a State or Locality would be Void if they exceed Federal Firearms Regulations.

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