FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 21, 2013
Contact Joseph Ahearn, (914) 774-6856
CUOMO MOVES TO SILENCE CRITICS
Assemblyman Steve Katz (R,C,I-Yorktown) was dismayed at the news coming out of a meeting between the sheriffs of New York and Gov. Cuomo. It has been reported that the governor urged the sheriffs to be hold their SAFE Act opinions to themselves.
“It has become evident that law enforcement has many concerns regarding the SAFE Act. For the governor to call local elected officials to Albany in an attempt to strong arm them into line is unacceptable,” Katz said. “Dissent is one of the most patriotic things a citizen can do. These sheriffs know more about what it takes to enforce a law; they know more about the unfair burden this law places on legal firearms owners. The sheriffs can see this clearly because they are not blinded by presidential aspirations. This governor has drastically limited our Second Amendment rights in this state and now he seeks to limit the First Amendment rights of our elected officials. The Bill of Rights will not be cast aside”
Assemblyman Steve Katz has sponsored Assembly Bill 5955, authorizing a full repeal of the SAFE Act. If you are interested in joining Assemblyman Katz in his fight to repeal this law, please contact his district office at (845) 628-3781.