Petition To Repeal Gun Law Grows To 60,000 Signatures


Sen. Kathy Marchione, R-Saratoga, said today that a petition to repeal the state’s new gun control law has about 60,000 signatures, Gannett’s Haley Viccaro reports.

Marchione posted the petition on her website Tuesday, the same day Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measures into law. It had about 31,000 signatures by Wednesday.

“I felt people needed to have opportunity to talk about the bill,” she said on Fred Dicker’s radio show this morning. “I felt it was very important, we talk about transparency and I think there should be some transparency.”

Marchione said people needed more opportunity to discuss the bill, and Gov. Cuomo shouldn’t have eliminated the three-day period due to a message of necessity. She voted against it, among 18 Republicans to vote against it.

She said Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and the Republican conference worked hard on the bill: “There was a lot of negotiation and a lot of hard work put into it,” she said.

“It was the process, myself personally, that I felt needed to be different because this is a very important issue,” Marchione said.

Marchione said she is a strong second-amendment person and believes people have the right to bear arms.


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  1. Thank You for fighting to protect the rights of law abiding gun owners. While some laws may have an impact on gun violence, other laws seem to have no connection to gun violence at all. Major infringement on our Second Amendment rights.

  2. Albert s Inserra on

    They need more mental hospitals so they can help the people to get the proper medication. keep the guns out of the wrong hands 7 rounds or 10 rounds make no difference.

  3. The 7 round rule has to be the most ridiculous thing ever!!!! And now we are felons for having anything over 10 round capacity. What a slap in the face. These people are insane.

  4. People start sharing this? With social media, email even phone calls we should be able to get this over 100000 signatures tonight! Lets beat this asshat cuomo now!

  5. I’d like to see the online ammo restriction lifted, as well as the 7 round limit. That is preposterous. I have no issue with background checks for weapon purchases but 7 rd rule is senseless. Inhibits my ability to protect myself and my family. Criminals will not obey that law!!!!!!!

  6. I oppose this this bill as much as I oppose cuomo as govennor of NY. All the law abiding gun owners have been made out to be criminals because of this horrendous bill that was passed overnight. The first issue I have, 7 round capacity, REALLY?? that is the most ridiculous thing u can sign into law. second, I cannot buy ammo online
    and will be forced to pay top dollar at my local
    gun store, Y? Does Cuomo wanna collect all the tax from the ammo purchases? MAKES NO SENSE!!!! This bill will not save lives PERIOD!!!

  7. The best is if your gun has a shroud around the barrel or a rail, it’s an assault weapon. Muzzle breaks are evil features also. Our politicians are delusional. How do these features hurt anyone? How about securing the schools instead of labeling gun parts. How about locating the mentally ill and securing their weapons. Wake up.

  8. Here’s a FACT, Chicago is banned from having guns, y do they have the HIGHEST CRIME RATE!! That goes to show you that your bill is all about politics and not law abiding gun owners. Think about it cuomo, it doesn’t take a genius to figure it out. There are other ways to avoid people from killing other people then reducing magazines from 10 to 7.

  9. NY pistol permit holders have jumped through hoops to prove their integrity just to obtain a handgun license and they should be exempt to any such laws that reduce ammo capacity.

  10. A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

  11. You all loved Cuomo when he was bashing unions, sticking it to school supts, telling local govts to stop whining. Pretty happy with him then, eh?

    Now you know how some of us feel when he bullies everybody into a policy you know may be popular, but is simply bad.

  12. What the f*** are you talking about?
    This is about gun control. I don’t want to hear your views or opinions about how I felt about this and that!!!! At least you admitted what Cuomo did was wrong. The rest of your words should be abolished

  13. I didn’t like cuomo, hated old man cuomo and can’t stand either of the guido toolebags. All this asshat cares about is trying to become president

  14. Riddle me this….where the hell are the 100+ 223/5.56 empty shell casings?????
    NOBODY KNOWS. All media/government lies.
    It’s sick how they lied about the details to help their agenda. These people are insane.

  15. Re the Marchione Petition – Your numbers are wrong, this is from her site– “In less than six days our on-line petition passed 100,000 signatures! ” NY Gun owners will not walk away from this OR be forced to leave our State …we’re fighting it

  16. The second amendment needs to be repealed. It’s 2013, not 1791. A well-regulated militia in 2013 is the National Guard. All of these people should join it if they want to continue to play with military-grade guns, with obviously necessary supervision. The rest of us would like to ensure our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness… none of which gun proliferation promotes.
    Ms. Marchione, you are doing a disservice to the people of this area by promoting this position.

  17. To all the NY Liberals and uninformed sheep who are thrilled with this – You think you Finally “defeated” the great Evil NRA ..those money making capitalists.
    Enjoy it, for now …when the party’s over , read up on how prohibition worked out.
    Then think about the 100’s of Thousands of unregistered Rifles/Shotguns/Pistols with Hi-Capacity Mags that will now be worth a fortune on the Black Market.
    They’ll come in from small towns and cities across the State ..and all end up on City Streets . Why the City you ask ?
    The major Drug Dealers/Gangs/ Criminals can afford to pay ..and soon they’ll have the latest in Hi-tech Assault Weapons to chose from.
    Cuomo did away with the Grandfather Clause that allowed us to keep the Hi-Cap magazines we legally owned ..the State is now mandating that we sell them out of State.
    NY has no idea what people own so , imagine how many of those Magazines will also end up with the Criminals.
    And you were all so paranoid about the NRA & “Gun Nuts”
    You got what you wanted
    Enjoy the party

  18. Sane Citizen, Are you on dope? Criminals don’t obey laws you brain dead carcass. Cuomo just increased criminals firepower. We will ALWAYS have guns and there will ALWAYS be murderers walking the street. You can’t stop it. You need to be able to defend yourself against evil. Who will you depend on? Police? That’s a fallacy. I’ll depend on ME

  19. What a bunch of stinky cry babies these gun nuts are with their guns and sticky slogans. Slamming the freedom of speech against anyone who disagrees about their pathetic love of a gun. Sad fools and NRA LaPierre is richer every day from his take of gun lobby funds.

  20. Your just a fool that sleeps under the very blanket that I provide for you. Your living in a fantasy world. When your a victim of a home invasion, you will then learn the importance of a firearm. I’m not a gun nut. I’m a realist.

  21. “One of the ordinary modes, by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance, is, by disarming the people, and making it an offense to keep arms.”
    — Constitutional scholar Joseph Story, 1840

    “Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom.”
    — John F. Kennedy

    When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.
    Thomas Jefferson.

    “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
    Thomas Jefferson,

    Gun control isn’t about guns! It’s about control…

    “The media is our chief ideological weapon”. Quote by Nikita Khrushchev

    Gun bans don’t disarm criminals, gun bans attract them. – Walter Mondale

    “A govt who doesn’t trust law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms, itself is unworthy of trust.—-James Madison

    “Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’, because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  22. Ralph you sound like a gun nut to me! Hahahahaha, without a way to protect yourself we are all valnerable to people who don’t follow the law…..criminals! Ralph thanks for being my blanket!!!