Residents of Erie County, New York on Jan 29, 2013.
Complete 33 minute video is here – Non-Compliance Resistance Evident at Buffalo vs New York State Q & A Forum on the Arms Bill:
Residents of Erie County, New York overflow the State’s dictating / Q & A forum concerning the unconstitutional NY Safe Act arms bill.
The passion and anger from the people is evident of Erie County resistance.
After the first speaker spoke, the second one was introduced. A request from an audience member to recite the Pledge of Allegiance was ignored by the State. So the people took over and assertively recited it anyway.
The State attempted to have private interviews with the media which alienated the crowd further, who then demanded transparency. Then the State wanted the questions from the audience to be private, which riled folks even more.
Questions asked by Western New Yorkers covered:
non-compliance, penalties, jury nullification, 2nd Amendment profiling into domestic terrorists, government tyranny, police, sheriff, and more.
Other topics, and especially on the people forming militias was missed due to full camera memory.
Welcome to blue collar Buffalo.
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Clarence, NY (WKBW) –
A question and answer session on New York’s new gun law turned testy, as gun owners unleash a fury of anger on the new legislation.
Frustration boiled over for people who feel as though they are law abiding citizens, being turned into criminals.
For many, it was a chance to vent anger at Albany.
One WNYer even said “You put a brown shirt on Mr. Cuomo and put him on television, he would look just like Hitler.”
Another chimed in, “Angry people get together, they form militias folks. This country, this WNY is prime for something like that!”
Western New York gun owners say the SAFE Act and its ban on assault weapons makes no sense.
One of the big concerns — who is footing the bill for making changes to guns that are now considered assault weapons. State officials told the crowd the gun owners are the ones responsible.
People in the crowd also had a lot of questions about the registration laws. One gun owner asked,”What is the penalty if you don’t register it? ‘Cause I guarantee there’s a lot of people that aren’t going to.”
At times, advocates felt answers were incomplete or political.