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Ortt sponsors legislation to repeal Safe Act

by jmaloni

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Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:40 pm

On the second anniversary of the signing of the SAFE Act, State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, along with other state lawmakers, is renewing his push to repeal the law.

Ortt has sponsored a handful of bills introduced by State Sen. Kathy Marchione and State Sen. Mike Nozzolio. The bills would completely overturn the SAFE Act.

"The SAFE Act was a terrible piece of legislation passed in the dead of the night without proper public or even legislative input," Ortt said. "It failed to protect a single New Yorker, turned law-abiding citizens into criminals, and infringed on our constitutional rights."

Ortt is proud to put his name alongside Marchione's and Nozzolio's bills. Together, they are committed to protecting the Second Amendment.

"When I was elected as senator, I vowed to be the voice of many concerned constituents who vehemently said they wanted this law repealed. I want those people to know I have not forgotten about them," Ortt said.

The bills include amending the criminal procedure law and other laws relating to the suspension and revocation of firearms licenses; private sale or disposal of firearms, rifles or shotguns; and amending the penal law in relation to large capacity ammunition feeding devices.

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