Senator O’Mara Objects To Gun Control/Restraining Order Legislation

January 29, 2019

Statement From Senator Tom O’Mara:

“Local, grassroots opposition to the SAFE Act and other overreaching and unnecessary gun control actions in New York State remains as strong as ever. I continue to stand with many citizens and local leaders, including law enforcement leaders, from across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions in strong opposition to actions that continue to infringe on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding, responsible gun owners and citizens throughout my legislative district and statewide.”

Statement From Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R, Livingston, Steuben Counties):
“Gov. Cuomo is jumping the gun once again by passing the Red Flag Bill, another piece of legislation created without enough evidence to support it. This law would allow police to confiscate weapons from individuals who have been deemed dangerous, or from individuals who live with someone who has been deemed dangerous, without due process. The lawful owner then has the burden to prove the firearm is lawfully owned by him or her, and shifts the burden of proof to a non-party. If the lawful owner is not present during the seizure of their firearms, there are no provisions to notify the owner of the seizure. While it is important to appropriately handle risks, we need to protect the rights of lawful and responsible gun owners.”