Speaking Out About Safe Act

February 28, 2013 Updated Feb 28, 2013 at 8:39 AM EDT

By Jaclyn Asztalos

February 28, 2013 Updated Feb 28, 2013 at 8:39 AM EDT

Albany, N.Y. (WKBW) - Many people locally and thousands from across the state will be heading to Albany to speak out for and against the Safe Act, Thursday.

Meanwhile, residents in Chautauqua County were standing up against the law. Last night, county legislators met to discuss a motion to repeal the act. The issue was moved to the top of the agenda as the chambers filled with residents supporting the proposal. That motion was passed 21 to 3. Now, they are hoping to bring their concerns to Albany.

Also in Chautauqua County, a firearms dealer is waging his own battle. The business owner said the New York Safe Act would outlaw his livelihood. James Tresmond is representing the man in court. Tresmond is also working on a class action lawsuit for New York gun owners against the state's strict new laws.

"The state has to appear on the 29th of April to show good cause why an injunction should not be issued in this matter," Tresmond said.

Other leaders are looking for another exception to the rule. Top state officials are considering "technical corrections" to the law to ensure that the banned weapons can still be used in movies and TV shows filmed in New York. Governor Cuomo said a gun used in a movie would be considered a prop. Officials are still working out those details.