Dutchess residents speak out for and against SAFE NY gun law

| March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

 

Editor’s note: I love hearing all about these ‘common sense’ provisions of the SAFE act. As ‘common sense’ as putting 2 gallons of gas into your car for a 300 mile trip.

Dutchess residents speak out for and against SAFE NY gun law

Some three dozen people told the Dutchess County Legislature how they felt about the SAFE NY gun law Thursday evening after which the
Public Safety Committee voted in support of telling state officials
in Albany to revoke it.

The public comments were evenly divided between those for and those
against the law.

One who supports the law is Katie Simon of Red Hook, who is a native
of Newtown, CT, where the school massacre occurred in December. Her
father is an administrator in the school district.

“Violent acts of comparable magnitude will continue to rip through
American communities unless we demand responsible, common sense
preventative measures like those called for in the New York SAFE
Act,” Simon said.

On the other side of the debate, Brad Forest of the Town of
Poughkeepsie opposed the SAFE Act.

“If we take all the guns away from honest people, the criminals will
still have the guns”, Forest said. “They will be able to get their
high capacity magazines. They are not going to stop loading their
clips at seven rounds. They are going to go in school and say, ‘okay,
I’m going to school and shoot up kids today, but darn it, I can only
use seven rounds.”

The full Dutchess County Legislature will vote on the issue of
memorializing the state to revoke the law at its monthly meeting next
Monday night.

Dutchess residents speak out for and against SAFE NY gun law.

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