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February 8, 2019 - 10:35am

Collins reintroduces bill aimed at overturning SAFE Act

posted by Howard B. Owens in SAFE Act, news, NY-27, chris collins.

Press release:

By reintroducing the Second Amendment Guarantee Act (SAGA), Congressman Collins continues his effort to protect the Second Amendment rights of all New Yorkers by limiting a state's authority when it comes to regulating rifles and shotguns.

The Collins’ bill would prevent states from implementing any regulations on weapons that are more restrictive than what is required by federal law. Passage of this bill would void most of the language included in New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act of 2013 signed into law by Governor Cuomo.

“Governor Cuomo unjustly took away the Second Amendment rights from law-abiding New Yorkers with his so-called SAFE Act,” said Collins. “I have and always will be a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and my legislation will guarantee that New Yorkers have the rights guaranteed to them in the Constitution.”

The Cuomo SAFE Act violates federal regulations because it imposed rifle and shotgun bans that possess certain features. It also banned the capacity of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition and limiting magazines to seven rounds at any time.

Any current or future laws enacted by a state that exceeds federal law for rifles and shotguns would be voided under the Collins' legislation. Should a state violate this law and a plaintiff goes to court, the court will award the prevailing plaintiff a reasonable attorney’s fee in addition to any other damages.

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Congratulations, you got your name in the paper for a bill headed nowhere. Our tax dollars hard at work.

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I do Not favor the so called SAFE-ACT, The fact that I need to register my long guns because of their appearance with the State of N.Y. does Not make anyone safe. The fact that I need to register my long guns because they have a bracket to mount a bayonet does not make anyone safe. Chris Collins, If you can pull this one off and get the SAFE-ACT overturned, I will deposit $ 120.00 a year into your commissary account at whatever NYS prison you are staying at. If you go to that "all inclusive place" in PA, all promises are off....

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If he's convicted, it will be federal prison.

Probably one of these places

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/money-and-power/g79/photos-of-...

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Piglosi is at least as corrupt as Collins. She and her husband have created a fortune estimated to be as high as 100 million by the exact same crime collins is accused of.
Check here: Watch "60 Minutes: Pelosi Insider Trading (2011)" on YouTube
https://youtu.be/ReZ7DdT5ZoI
I'm no big fan of collins. Any legislation that tries to overcome the theft of my constitutional rights is good legislation. The deprivation of my constitutionally protected right to bear arms could result in the death penalty for cuomo according to TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242.
Check here: https://www.justice.gov/.../deprivation-rights-under

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Don't be fooled by Collins and his deceptive BS. The SAGA does Not (has Never) include handguns. It would Not negate NYSAFE.

"In a press release Thursday, his camp stated, “By reintroducing the Second Amendment Guarantee Act (SAGA), Congressman Collins continues his effort to protect the Second Amendment rights of all New Yorkers by limiting a state's authority when it comes to regulating rifles and shotguns.”

Is Second Amendment Guarantee Act (SAGA) Really all it is Cracked Up To Be?
https://www.ammoland.com/2017/08/second-amendment-guarantee-act-saga-rea...

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Brian, thanks for the heads up. A very interesting article. To me the only thing worse than a liar is a thief, appears to me that the congress person who represents me is both. I wonder if my neighbors who re-elected him, really know who they voted for.

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Wow, great article Brian. Tedious but not boring. Collins... you should be ashamed. But I don't think you have that capacity.

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