Lawmakers listen on SAFE Act

BERNE — Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk and assemblymen Peter Lopez and Angelo Santabarbara are scheduled to meet in the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Secondary School auditorium on July 17 to listen to residents who want to speak about gun-control legislation passed in January.

The Wednesday meeting will begin at 5 p.m.

The Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act was passed early this year, leading to demonstrations at the capitol and in local town board meetings. Berne residents filled town board meetings in recent months, calling on the town board to pass a resolution denouncing the law for being passed quickly and infringing on rights.

The Berne board passed a resolution condemning the quick passage of the bill, urging the state legislature to hold public hearings on the SAFE Act, and offering invitations to lawmakers to hold a public hearing in Berne.

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