Assemblyman David DiPietro, R-East Aurora, a vocal critic of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's NY SAFE Act, has authored legislation (A.6238) that would repeal the controversial gun restrictions.
"The founding fathers of this nation knew that the right to own firearms was as natural as the air we breathe," DiPietro said. "The Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting. The Second Amendment exists as the last line of resistance against an intrusive government that seeks to strip you of your God-given rights."
DiPietro's bill would completely repeal the SAFE Act, citing the cost to gun owners and the question of the law's constitutionality. The bill is currently under review in the Assembly Codes Committee.
"We have 'certain unalienable rights, endowed upon us by our creator,' and protection of these rights is a self-evident truth," said the freshman Republican. "These gun laws punish law-abiding citizens and fail to address any of the concerns that precipitated this law being written. We, the people, have shown Gov. Cuomo that we will not stand for having our liberties slowly, but assuredly, stripped away."