Recently, I held an information program on the NY SAFE Act at the Pine Tree Rifle Club. Along with Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, members of the Albany Assembly staff and Fulton County Sheriff Tom Lorey, we answered many questions of this difficult-to-understand and recently passed legislation.
The turnout for this informational meeting was much larger than we had anticipated. The members of the Pine Tree Rifle Club were diligent in their efforts to make space in their two-floor facility so as many people as possible were able to attend. More than 200 people attended the program; at least that many were unable to come into the building. The fact that we had to turn people away who had made the effort to come out on a cold, wintry night was unfortunate.
Please allow me to offer my sincere apology to everyone who was not able to attend.
We are at this time making plans for a followup meeting. The time and venue will be announced through the media very soon. Please watch for information regarding the new program and know that I will continue to make available all information on the NY SAFE Act as it unfolds.
MARC W. BUTLER
New York state assemblyman