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Hawley joins in anti-SAFE Act rally in Albany

Press Release:

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) recently joined the National Rifle Association, the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, SCOPE and a large group of Second Amendment supporters at a rally outside of the Capitol that drew more than 5,000 attendees from Western New York and across the state. The event was held in opposition to the gun control legislation forced into passage in January. Approximately 48 hours after announcing the launch of his petition to repeal the law, the assemblyman has received more than 700 signatures.

“The attendance and response at the Second Amendment rally were like nothing I’ve ever seen during my time in state government,” Hawley said. “Between the enthusiasm at the event and the overwhelming response to my petition to repeal the gun control legislation, the people have spoken loud and clear, saying that ‘Our rights shall not be infringed!’ Democracy was betrayed by the hurried passage of this law, but the grassroots response from law-abiding gun owners continues to be a shining example of democracy in action.” 

Video of Assemblyman Hawley speaking about the Second Amendment can be found by clicking here or by visiting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0aM_qWCIDI&feature=youtu.be. The petition to repeal the gun control legislation can be found at bit.ly/HawleyPetition or by visiting http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Stephen-Hawley/story/50987/.

cj sruger
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Joined: Jun 18 2009

State police estimate was over 10000 attended. Thanks Steve, you got my vote

Richard Richmond II
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Joined: Mar 29 2011

I went to Albany on the Genesee County SCOPE sponsored bus yesterday and I have to say it was inspiring. Steve gave a great speech; one great speech of many.

There were Veterans from WWII in attendance as well as Veterans from all theatres of war since. The sacrifices these Veterans made to insure and strengthen our freedoms and protect our Constitution were honored by all attending. It was further recognized in the speeches given and the thundering applause that followed.

How does our Governor honor them? How did the progressive politicians who voted the bill in during the dead of the night; they honored them by making our Veterans felons; by making us felons for the sake of just one bullet.

Benjamin Franklin said, "Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent... The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding."

The contempt that the Governor holds for the people of New York is far surpassed by his ego.

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