SAFE Act Sign Controversy

April 25, 2014 Updated Apr 25, 2014 at 12:59 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

April 25, 2014 Updated Apr 25, 2014 at 12:59 PM EDT

Hamburg, NY (WKBW) - Anti-SAFE Act signs in the Town of Hamburg have now landed two residents in front of a judge.

In March, Scott Zawierucha appeared before a judge. On Friday, Gary Bridges appeared in court. Both were summoned for hanging signs to their fences.

"If you don't like it, you don't have to look at it," says Bridges, who believes this violates the First Amendment.

Dozens of gun rights activists came to support Bridges. They believe those fighting the controversial SAFE Act are being targeted.

However, Hamburg Town Supervisor Steven Walters says it is not going after SAFE Act protesters, and adds that the town also took an official stance requesting that New York repeal the controversial gun control law.

Walters adds that the code was created a long time ago, and it is under review.

"People do have the right free speech, so there has to be that balancing act," Walters says.

The case against Bridges will go back before a judge on June 6th. He is requesting an Order of Dismissal based on freedom of speech.

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