NY Gun-Rights Protestors Burn Registration Forms

Mar 17, 2014

Protesters at a gun-rights rally in New York have burned assault weapons registration forms to protest the state's 2013 gun law.

The Saratogian reports that dozens of gun owners attending Sunday's rally at the Saratoga Springs Elks Lodge burned New York State Police assault weapons registration forms in a barbecue grill.

They were protesting the SAFE Act, New York's gun restrictions enacted last year.

The deadline to register assault weapons under the law is April 15.

Lisa Donovan, an organizer of the rally, said organizers were telling gun owners that "once they register, that gun is no longer theirs."

Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushed the SAFE Act through the state Legislature in response to the Newtown, Conn., massacre that took the lives of 20 first graders and six educators.

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