"When angry people get together they form militias, this country, this western New York area is prime for something like that" - Residents Of Eiry County, New York
January 29, 2013
Residents of Erie County, New York overflow the
State's dictating / Q & A forum concerning the
unconstitutional NY Safe Act arms bill.
The passion and anger from the people is evident
of Erie County resistance.
After the first speaker spoke, the second one was
introduced. A request from an audience member to
recite the Pledge of Allegiance was ignored by the
State. So the people took over and assertively
recited it anyway.
The State attempted to have private interviews with
the media which alienated the crowd further, who
then demanded transparency. Then the State wanted
the questions from the audience to be private, which
riled folks even more.
Questions asked by Western New Yorkers covered:
non-compliance, penalties, jury nullification, 2nd
Amendment profiling into domestic terrorists,
government tyranny, police, sheriff, and more.
Other topics, and especially on the people forming
militias was missed due to full camera memory.
Welcome to blue collar Buffalo.
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Clarence, NY (WKBW) -
A question and answer session on New York's new gun law turned testy, as gun owners unleash a fury of anger on the new legislation.
Frustration boiled over for people who feel as though they are law abiding citizens, being turned into criminals.
For many, it was a chance to vent anger at Albany.
One WNYer even said "You put a brown shirt on Mr. Cuomo and put him on
television, he would look just like Hitler."
Another chimed in, "Angry people get together, they form militias
folks. This country, this WNY is prime for something like that!"
Western New York gun owners say they SAFE Act and its ban on assault weapons makes no sense.
One of the big concerns -- who is footing the bill for making changes to guns that are now considered assault weapons. State officials told the crowd the gun owners are the ones responsible.
People in the crowd also had a lot of questions about the registration laws. One gun owner asked,"What is the penalty if you don't register it? 'Cause I guarantee there's a lot of people that aren't going to."
At times, advocates felt answers were incomplete or political.