Barclay: Governor’s “Amendment” To Gun Bill A Joke

First amendment to NY SAFE calls for Hollywood exemption, not removing restrictions for law enforcement

Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) spoke out today regarding Governor Cuomo’s first amendment to the controversial NY SAFE Act allowing Hollywood productions to continue using the weapons banned by the legislation. Barclay, a vocal opponent of the NY SAFE Act, has expressed concern that the first amendment to this ill-conceived measure failed to address the restrictions banning law enforcement officers from entering school property, as well as the legitimate concerns of law-abiding sportsmen and gun owners.

“Yesterday, we saw nearly ten thousand law-abiding sportsmen, law enforcement officers and law-abiding gun owners rally together for their right to bear arms," said Barclay. “Rather than address their concerns and the many flaws in the NY SAFE Act, the governor has decided that the needs of Hollywood producers supersedes the needs of our residents and law enforcement officers.

“It’s more evident with each passing day that the NY SAFE Act needs to be repealed. I urge the governor to take action and eliminate this measure that does little to address the root causes of violence and illegal firearm use, while infringing on the constitutional right of all responsible New Yorkers.”