Protesters Vow to Disobey New York Gun Law
February 13, 2013
In the New York capitol of Albany on Tuesday, hundreds of protesters vowed to resist Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recently enacted draconian gun law.
The protesters dwarfed a rally held by One Million Moms for Gun Control who were allowed to hold their event inside the capitol.
“If you read the Federalist Papers, the founders of the Constitution very clearly expressed their reasoning on why the Second Amendment was important,” Myles McKeone told the New York Daily News. “It was put in place to protect us from tyrannical government… It was very clear that this was the teeth of the Constitution.”
“Our governor has seen fit to try and restrict the rights we get by our Constitution,” Tracy Brundege told Newsmax. “We’re just not going to stand for it anymore.”
Stewart Rhodes of Oath Keepers traveled to the state. “This is the first place where they’ve had a law that’s actually passed in the wake of the shooting in Newtown, and so what happens here is going to happen all over the country if we don’t stop it,” he said.
The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association is planning a rally in Albany on February 28. The protest may draw more than 35,000 people, according to the Wall Street Journal.