Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) has voted against another gun control bill aimed at restricting law-abiding gun owners, A.2686a. Its primary focus is on safe storage of firearms, an area of law that already oppresses such gun owners. The bill criminalizes the failure to safely store a rifle, shotgun or other firearm correctly.
I am always dubious of gun control bills and this is no different, Tague said. Theres always talk of this in Albany and it always comes down to the same thing, restricting the freedoms of law-abiding citizens and their constitutional right to bear arms. This bill doesnt do anything to answer the question of illegal handguns in the hands of criminals, nor does it seek to address the massive injustice of the SAFE Act. We have laws handling the storage of firearms already, this bill is wasteful and just another attack on New Yorkers rights, end of story.