GUN RIGHTS BATTLES MARKS EMPIRE STATE’S UPSTATE, DOWNSTATE DIVIDE

by Raquel Okyay, HumanEvents.com  |  published on January 29, 2013

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New York’s recently enacted gun control law, the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, rushed through the legislature by Democratic Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo divides rank and file Republicans.

“Republicans and Democrats who supported this bill are acting on emotion. We ought to be addressing common sense solutions based on facts,” said Republican Deerpark Town Supervisor Karl A. Brabenec. Deerpark is a small town in Orange County 65 miles north of New York City.

“We looked at the numerous studies that show no effect between gun control laws and curbing violence,” he said.

“We enacted a unanimous resolution in support of the Second Amendment,” he said.

“By ourselves we may not have an impact, but if hundreds of resolutions are passed across the state, maybe our legislature will take a second look,” Brabenec said.

“This fight belongs in the courts,” said Daniel Peterson, former president of the New York City Young Republicans.

“Right now we have subfreezing temperature and people are at risk due to fuel costs that are through the roof,” he said.

“We have the means to lower fuel costs by implementing hydrofracking, but Governor Cuomo is blocking it,” he said. “Even President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency says hydrofracking is safe with proper regulation.”

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