Two Rochester-area lawmakers are submitting, again, legislation to repeal the state’s gun-control law approved last year.
The bill is sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Mike Nozzolio, R-Fayette, Seneca County.
“The SAFE Act is ill-conceived, poorly written, and most of all, unconstitutional. I support a total repeal and relegation to the legislative hall of shame of every provision that robs law-abiding citizens of their Second Amendment rights,” Nojay said in a statement. “However, there is one provision in the SAFE Act that does not tread on constitutional rights and would actually deter criminals from violent crimes. This part of the law, which would mandate life in prison for anyone who murders emergency personnel, should be left intact.”
Nojay is among the plaintiffs in a lawsuit to overturn the SAFE Act.
The case is being appealed after a federal judge Dec. 31 upheld the law, but tossed a provision that limited magazines to no more than seven bullets.