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State legislatures propose appealing gun control act


ALBANY, N.Y. - New York State Senator Kathy Marchione proposed a bill to repeal the NY SAFE Act Thursday, standing at the rally in which thousands showed up to the Capitol in opposition of the governor's strict gun control legislation.

Marchione calls Governor Andrew Cuomo's SAFE Act a "poorly written bill" and say it was rushed through the Legislature.

"I do not know if the bill will pass, but I do know we're going to fight, work and try our best to make it happen," says Marchione.

State Assemblyman David DiPietro calls Governor Cuomo's bill a deliberate attack on people's Second Amendment rights, applauding Marchione for filing the "Second Amendment Protection Act."

"I am in the Assembly and I will put forth a bill in the Assembly to repeal this act," says Assemblyman David DiPietro. "It is time to draw a line in the sand."

Marchione added, "We all saw what happened when a poorly written bill was rushed through."

Governor Cuomo continues to back the SAFE Act saying he believes it protects New Yorkers from gun violence.

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