Civil Rights activists sign more than 300,000 SAFE Act repeal postcards

The NY2A Grassroots Coalition issued the following media release today:

repeal the ny safe act

Postcard signing day at Zack’s Sports
in Round Lake, NY

May 20, 2013 – ALBANY – Grassroots activists from around the state are wrapping up a massive postcard drive that calls on the Legislature to DEMAND The REPEAL of the NY SAFE Act.

Demand The Repeal Rally will come to Albany on Tuesday, May 21 at 10 a.m. in East Capitol Park.  Keynote Speaker former Arizona sheriff, nationally-known author and liberty champion Richard Mack will address the crowd.  At the conclusion of the rally, supporters of the Demand the Repeal Bill will march to Assembly chambers and the Legislative Office Building to deliver more than 300,000 postcards calling on legislators to support Assembly Bill No. 5955, sponsored by Assemblyman Steven Katz. The bill demands a full repeal of the NY SAFE Act.

“We believe that the NY SAFE Act is unconstitutional and a clear infringement on our Second Amendment rights. We also believe that the law is a threat to public safety,” NY2A Grassroots Coalition co-founder Lisa Donovan said. “The law restricts the activities of law-abiding citizens and does nothing to affect the behavior of would-be criminals.”

The NY2A Grassroots Coalition has organized efforts to support citizens who have been charged under the draconian gun control laws forced through the Legislature in January with no public debate.

“With this latest arrest in New Lebanon, we have our newest citizen-turned-criminal due to nine rounds in the magazine.  This is just the beginning of the nightmare with the NY SAFE Act and we must stop this now,” Assemblyman Katz said.

The rally is co-sponsored by Oath Keepers and will feature speeches on the importance of the November 2014 elections for repeal, jury nullification and non-compliance. The postcard drive began earlier this month and New Yorkers from all walks of life sprang into action to get the cards printed, distributed and signed.

The well-coordinated, statewide Demand the Repeal post card campaign solidifies the efforts of grassroots organizations and citizens.  Using this same effort, New Yorkers will be in the position to make substantial changes in statewide elections in 2014.  The process and passing of the NY SAFE Act has engaged law abiding citizens from every corner of the state to get involved in the political process and to force change.

“The May 21st Demand the Repeal Rally in Albany will serve as the kick-off event for grassroots efforts to return the state to the people of New York, not self-serving politicians,” Donovan said. “Our message will lay the groundwork for a successful campaign of renewal to constitutional promises and ensure that New York is no longer the least Free State. November 2014 will be the focus of our efforts to restore our rights.”

Press opportunity will be available at 10:30 with a brief conference with Lisa Donovan, NYS Assemblyman Steve Katz, and Sheriff Richard Mack.  The other speakers at the rally will be available for interviews, including Oath Keeper Glenn Maine, Albany Legislator Deborah Busch, citizen activist Karen Bisso, and Rob Arrigo from Campaign for Liberty.


“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms cannot be infringed.” – Article 2 Section 4 of New York Civil Rights Law

“An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.”- Mahatma Ghandi

The NY2A Grassroots Coalition includes more than two dozen local, regional and state groups that are working toward defeating the SAFE Act. Find us on the web at

Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, veterans, peace officers and firefighters who have pledged to fulfill the oaths they swore to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.


Civil Rights activists sign more than 300,000 SAFE Act repeal postcards — 1 Comment

  1. Governor Cuomo says he believes in transparent government but he picks bizarre ways to show it. Cuomo negotiated in secret a gun bill with a few other lifelong, career politicians that had no public discussion, and was passed by state senators in the middle of the night who had not even read it – because they were denied the chance to do so before being forced to vote on it. The entire process was one of secrecy and intentional withholding of information and facts from the public a basic tenet of a representative government and a most basic right of democracy.
    Cuomo used a message of necessity to bring this bill to a vote something he has used 35 times since taking office and for nearly every major piece of legislation he has sought to pass. Portions of the bill do not even take effect for 1 year, so what was the emergency? This was nothing more than a deliberate attempt to bypass the Constitutional process and violate the United States Constitution by a thinly –veiled attempt at regulating lawful gun ownership out of existence.
    Due to the Senate’s failed leadership to negotiate this legislation publicly millions of NY citizens were not given the opportunity to offer any meaningful comments and to exercise their rights under our system of government. This legislation effectively turns law-abiding gun owners into criminals for absolutely no reason other than the Governor’s self-aggrandizement.
    This flawed legislation introduced, passed and signed in less than 24 hours in the middle of the night will do nothing in the area of public safety. It is not even supported by many police organizations. The legislation is so flawed that it is doubtful that it will stand up to the many court challenges that await it.
    All New Yorkers should be truly concerned and frighten by the manner in which our allegedly representative government is behaving in Albany and the entire country should take note of New York as an example of how not to conduct government business.

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