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IS “GUN CONTROL” WORKING IN NEW YORK?

by Sharon Rondeau

Richard Mack is a former county sheriff who speaks publicly on liberty, individual rights, the Second Amendment, and other constitutional issues. He unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2006, is the author of five books and founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA)

(Aug. 4, 2014) — A New York State grassroots group reports that former Graham County, AZ Sheriff Richard Mack will be a guest on the “BinghamtonNow” radio program on WNBF on Wednesday morning to discuss the possible repeal of New York’s SAFE Act, which placed significant restrictions on firearms purchases and ownership in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in December 2012 in Connecticut.

The SAFE Act was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo after he and the legislature waived the customary three-day public comment period, insisting that an emergency situation existed requiring its hasty passage.  Grassroots activists have been fighting for its repeal ever since.

Mack is an outspoken supporter of the Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights, which states:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

WNBF can be found at 1290 on the am frequency.  Wednesday’s show begins at 10:30 a.m. EDT, and the call-in number is 607-772-1290.  Listeners can also access live streaming on the internet here.

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association issued a statement following passage of the SAFE Act objecting to the manner in which it was hastily made law and to many of its provisions.

The New York State Police are not enforcing the law’s seven-clip magazine limit.  Several sheriffs stated publicly that they will not enforce the law in their respective counties.

Cuomo is under investigation for corruption by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan in a probe which may expand in the coming days and weeks.  Before the announcement of the investigation, grassroots activists insisted that “Cuomo’s gotta go!”

Mack has spoken frequently on the duties of the constitutional county sheriff at various locales around the country.  His best-known book is titled “The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope.”

Since the passage of the SAFE Act, several firearms manufacturers have left the state to take up business in Texas and other firearms-friendly states.

New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino has pledged to repeal the SAFE Act if he is elected in November.

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