Lawmakers seek, again, to repeal SAFE Act


Two Rochester-area lawmakers are submitting, again, legislation to repeal the state’s gun-control law approved last year.

Nojay1The proposal won’t be approved in the Democratic-led Assembly nor the coalition-controlled Senate, but Assemblyman Bill Nojay, R-Pittsford, Monroe County, said the law needs to be repealed.

The bill is sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Mike Nozzolio, R-Fayette, Seneca County.

Nojay is circulating a petition to support the legislation.

“The SAFE Act is ill-conceived, poorly written, and most of all, unconstitutional. I support a total repeal and relegation to the legislative hall of shame of every provision that robs law-abiding citizens of their Second Amendment rights,” Nojay said in a statement. “However, there is one provision in the SAFE Act that does not tread on constitutional rights and would actually deter criminals from violent crimes. This part of the law, which would mandate life in prison for anyone who murders emergency personnel, should be left intact.”

Nojay is among the plaintiffs in a lawsuit to overturn the SAFE Act.

The case is being appealed after a federal judge Dec. 31 upheld the law, but tossed a provision that limited magazines to no more than seven bullets.


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  1. Repeal the SAFE Act now! It is a useless piece of legislation. There has been only one person turned in by Cuomo’s “snitch” line and the number of people registering their AR15’s is so low, Cuomo is terrified to release the numbers. The state police have had to admit that the ammo background check system is a long way from being implemented. A judge in Buffalo told King Cuomo that a 7 bullet restriction is unconstitutional. Repeal this garabage act and let’s send Cuomo packing back to Manhattan where he belongs.