Legislation unveiled to repeal NY Safe Act

Posted at 1:57 PM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 13:57:33-05

A group of New York senators and Second Amendment advocates unveiled Wednesday legislation to repeal Safe Act provisions in upstate New York and on Long Island.

Senator Rob Ortt and Kim Seward joined Assemblyman Marc Butler and other legislative colleagues on the Million Dollar Staircase in the State Capitol to lay out a measure designed to repeal the governor's SAFE Act law.

The changes would repeal portions of the SAFE Act throughout the state except for the five boroughs of New York City. 

The Repeal legislation was originally crafted for upstate New York, but it later gained support from sportsmen on Long Island, who asked the legislators to add the region to the bill.

Supporters of the legislation say it would remove the top-down provisions and help free local communities from wasting resources on enforcing overreaching regulations on law-abiding citizens.