St. Lawrence County's new state assemblyman hopes to repeal or amend new gun law; seeks support
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 9:54 am

St. Lawrence County’s newest state Assemblyman is looking for support for a move to repeal or amend the new state gun control law, the NYSafe Act.

Assemblyman Marc Butler (R-Newport), whose 118th Assembly District includes the St. Lawrence County towns of Madrid, Norfolk, Stockholm, Parishville, Pierrepont, Clare, Colton, Clifton and Fine, has scheduled meetings in Gloversville, in Fulton County, on Feb. 18 and in Salisbury, in Herkimer County, on Feb. 20.

Co-host will be New York State Rifle and Pistol Association President and NRA Board Member Tom King.

“These events are designed to inform the public about the new law in an effort to prevent accidental non-compliance,” a statement announcing the meetings said.

Butler said there is a lack of clarity about the new provisions, and he and King will attempt to explain how they are to work.

The meetings will also be rallies to get the law changed or revoked.

“Butler will be seeking input and support for repeal or amendment of Cuomo's gun control law, as it infringes on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding New Yorkers and threatens the economic stability of the Mohawk Valley,” the statement said.

Butler has made a video invitation to his two informational sessions which can be seen at