Western New Yorkers Part of Big Gun Rally in Albany

February 12, 2013 Updated Feb 12, 2013 at 2:08 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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February 12, 2013 Updated Feb 12, 2013 at 2:08 PM EDT

West Seneca, N.Y. (WKBW) The outcry to over-turn the new gun laws in New York State are getting louder.

Tuesday morning, dozens of upset gun owners from Western New York boarded a chartered bus to head to Albany to take part in the Gun Rights Rally and Lobby Day.

Hundreds of people from all across New York State attended the event which was co-sponsored by a group called "Turn Albany Upside Down."

The group is backed by former gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino.

"I think they seriously underestimated the will of the people on this issue," said Paladino.

Gun rights activists are critical of the SAFE Act because of the way it was enacted and the new restrictions placed on gun owners.

Under the safe act, assault-type weapons are banned, all ammunition sales have to be documented, and magazines cannot hold more than seven bullets.

"All these kinds of restrictions are all assumptions that we are guilty until proven innocent - instead of innocent until proven guilty," commented Elijah Thorpe, a gun owner from East Aurora.

An even larger rally to support gun owner rights is planned for February 28th in Albany.