Lewis County Sheriff reflects on his gun rally attendance
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LEWIS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Three bus loads of people headed from the North Country to Albany Thursday to fight for their Second Amendment rights.
Members of the Lewis County community were escorted by Lewis County Sheriff Michael Carpinelli to a demonstration against New York's SAFE Act.
Carpinelli says he was proud to attend the rally to address issues with the new law and to show that upstate can peacefully demonstrate their knowledge on the matter. He says the people he serves don't feel any safer and believe the law does not help protect those who need it most.
"The safety of the children in schools. This SAFE Act did nothing to make it any safer for our children than it was before the instance that occurred in this country. And that's the shame of it," Carpinelli said.
The law that was passed in January by Governor Andrew Cuomo bans military assault rifles, implements a limit on rounds to seven and requires background checks on all gun sales.