Hammond man seeks participants for 'Shot Heard Round New York' to protest SAFE Act
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 2:24 pm

MORRISTOWN – A Hammond man is asking people to join him to fire a shot in protest of the passage of the New York SAFE Act a year ago.

Likening the protest to “the shot heard ’round the world” at Lexington and Concord in 1775, Lawrence Kring says he and others from the Northern New York Freedom Fighter will be at the Black Lake Fish and Game Club at the intersection of State Rt. 58 and Potato Street on Jan. 11, the first anniversary of the gun control law. At noon they will “shoot a symbolic shot in a legal and safe manner.” Attendees may participate in trap shooting afterward.

Kring says that in passing the law, the Legislature violated its own rules “and allowed the SAFE Act to be passed in the dark of the night with no public comment. Criminals do not obey the law; hence, the SAFE Act is a direct attack on legal New Yorkers’ civil rights. It must be repealed.”