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Senator starts petition against new NY gun control law

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New York State Senator Kathleen Marchione has started a petition against the new gun control legislation passed by the State Senate on Monday and the Assembly on Tuesday.

Senator Marchion's petition ask for those who oppose the new law to sign to "repeal and replace restrictive new gun control measures that will weaken the Second Amendment Constitutional rights of law-abiding New Yorkers."

According to Marchione, her petition has received over 29,300 signatures in less than 24 hours after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill.

As of Thursday afternoon, the petition had 70,191 signatures, according to a Marchione spokesperson.

"Law-abiding citizens are NOT the issue," Marchion writes, "Millions of New Yorkers own firearms and do so safely, responsibly and legally.  The real issue, the real threat, is dangerous criminals having guns and the seriously mentally ill obtaining access to guns."

"Please sign my Legislative Petition to build public support for repealing and replacing the restrictive gun control measures."

Marchione was elected to serve the 43rd Senate District in November.

View Marchione's petition here: http://www.nysenate.gov/webform/stand-second-amendment-standing-new-york-state-senator-kathleen-marchione

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