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Gun owners protest the NY SAFE ACT with one shot

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CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Gun owners protest the NY SAFE ACT with one shot
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A group of gun supporters and gun owners gathered in Ilion on Saturday to protest the New York SAFE Act. They fired one shot in unison with the ultimate goal of repealing the law they say is unconstitutional.

The gun control measure goes into affect on Tuesday. Among other provisions, the law bans high capacity magazines.

It's an issue close to home - many of those banned firearms are made at the Remington Arms factory in Ilion.

Protesters said the New York SAFE Act takes away their right to bear arms as protected by the second amendment in the Bill of Rights.

"Does the first amendment still apply?" asked David Cruger, a member of the Ilion Fish and Game Club. "I mean that was created at the same time. There's my personal belief that once the second amendment is lost all the other amendments are not far behind."

Politicians like Claudia Tenney showed up at the event to show solidarity. Speakers talked about the importance of voting, and passed out registration cards with the hope of influencing change in the November elections.

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