New York State’s new gun laws have left many citizens uncertain about how the law affects them, and if their long legally owned firearms are now classified as illegal “Assault Weapons.” Please join us at the Albion Middle School (254 East Ave, Albion, NY 14411) to learn more about how new guns laws in New York State affect you!
Statewide gun buybacks that offer incentives to the “violent criminals” with “no questions asked” are not promoting responsibility for ones actions. They are rewarding with lack of consequences for one’s illegal decisions. These stolen guns will not be returned to their rightful owners nor will they be processed and linked to a crime they may have been used in. We attend these buybacks to educate those individuals with legal guns, that are the vast majority of attendees, that are unaware their guns can be sold to a gun shop or licensed dealer for a much higher value than they’d receive turning them into the police. These attendees reasoning is mostly because they were unsure whether or not their guns were illegal since the new gun laws have been past, the believed their pistols were illegal because they lost their permit card, they were afraid that their guns were to be stolen out of their houses, and they had no idea that a gun shop would purchase a gun from them. It is our duty as Americans and New Yorkers to continue educating our fellow gun owners. As we learn about the upcoming gun buybacks, we will continue to attend and educate these fellow citizens and make a positive impact on our peers.
We have added a new elections page to our website. We have sent out questionnaires to local politicians who are running for office. As they turn them in we will post them on our website by county and what they are running for. Stay tuned since this will be a work in progress!
As always many hands make light work so if you want to be involved in helping us get these to your local politicians and getting them back we would greatly appreciate the help!
NYR’s state coordinator George Curbelo was asked to speak at the Albany Freedom Ride on Oct 5th, 2013. His message was strong and clear: support those who support the constitution, remove politicians from office that oppose it, and take action to protect your freedom!
Below you will find his giving his speech with other NYR staff standing beside him in support.
Here’s a few photos from the Rally. Check out the Album on our Facebook page for the rest!