Assemblyman Joe Errigo Supports Congressman Chris Collins Bill

August 1, 2017

Assemblyman Joe Errigo issued the following statement:

Assemblymen Joe Errigo (R,C,I,Ref-Conesus) and Peter Lawrence (R,C,I-Greece) yesterday joined Rep. Chris Collins and other local leaders at a press conference touting the congressman’s new legislation, which would prohibit states from infringing on their citizen’s Second Amendment rights. The Second Amendment Guarantee Act (SAGA) would nullify much of the misguided NY SAFE Act.

“Our constitution is clear. Americans have the right to feel secure in their homes. Sportsmen have a right to hunt safely and responsibly. New Yorkers deserve to exercise their constitutional freedoms. We’re thankful for Rep. Collins and his efforts to stand up to a governor who is more concerned with pleasing liberal activists across the country than protecting the rights of hardworking, law-abiding people right here in Upstate New York,” said the legislators.

The Collins bill would prevent states from exceeding federal firearm regulations relating to rifles, shotguns and magazine capacities.

“We aren’t going to ease the scourge of violent crime by trampling on the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens. We’ll do that by supporting our law enforcement officials and by giving them the tools they need to get dangerous criminals off the streets,” they added.

The press conference was held in Errigo’s district at the Rochester Brooks Gun Club.

Errigo and Lawrence both sponsor bills to repeal the NY SAFE Act in the New York State Assembly.