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Letter: It doesn’t make sense to oppose SAFE Act

It doesn’t make sense to oppose SAFE Act

So Reps. Tom Reed and Chris Collins don’t like New York SAFE Act? I thought they were Republicans – the party of smaller federal government and states’ rights. I would suggest that they read it first, or at least the explanation that can be easily found on the internet.

Does the SAFE Act prohibit or even inhibit hunters from enjoying their sport? No.

Does it prohibit gun collectors from enjoying their hobby? No.

Does it prohibit the ownership of guns, even assault weapons? No.

What does it do? It tries to keep firearms out of the hands of mentally ill or unstable people – something that Reed says he is concerned with. And it makes New Yorkers safer from gun violence.

It also addresses the special problems faced by large metropolitan areas like New York City, Buffalo and Syracuse, with respect to guns. What’s not to like?

Samuel C. Alessi


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