Rochester, N.Y. - About a dozen gun owners stood outside City Hall Wednesday morning to protest Governor Cuomo’s signing of the NY SAFE Act.
Protestors said they were furious over what's taken place.
“It’s ridiculous how they pushed it through in the middle of the night and it’s ridiculous that they’re putting it through at 11 o’clock in the day when everyone is at work and can’t get here, that’s why we’re here,” gun owner Corey Johnson said.
Protestors said they gathered to stand up for their second amendment rights.
“All they’re doing is taking rights away from citizens, law abiding citizens to have the right to defend themselves,” gun owner Bob Meyer said.
Meyer is a veteran and is also a concealed carry permit holder.
He says his character has already been looked at with a microscope and believes the bill Cuomo signed to crack down on criminals--will only hurt responsible gun owners in the end.
“Criminals won’t respect this law, they won’t respect any law, so we the people will be sort of hamstrung to a degree to protect ourselves from these criminals,” Meyer said.
There are a number of gun organizations looking to repeal the gun law.
Shooter Committee on Political Education, or S.C.O.P.E. is a group dedicated to protecting gun ownership and second amendment rights.
The groups says that it has an attorney looking over the bill and he intends to file action in Federal Court.