Gov Cuomo’s has blatantly disregarded our Rights as Individuals.  The Right to Bear Arms doesn’t come from the government.  It is our right as human beings to protect ourselves.  Natural Rights are the main reason that the Right to Keep and Bear Arms So Important.  Natural rights come, as do all of our rights, from God or Nature’s God.   The Founders and Framers presumed and accepted as self-evident “unalienable rights, endowed by our Creator”. None of the Amendments grant us any rights; what they do is forbid the government from infringing on them, as rulers have always done from the beginning of history. 

And as passed by the Congress:  A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.  There was no inference in the Bill of Rights that a “sporting purpose” to the Second Amendment has the same weight of meaning as a “free press” or “freedom of assembly” in the First Amendment.  Human rights are natural rights, fundamental and universal. This means that they cannot be repealed by any government.  

The NYS Safe Act not only violates the 2nd amendment, but the 14th amendment as well.   The Equal Protection Clause of the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from denying any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. In other words, the laws of a state must treat an individual in the same manner as others in similar conditions and circumstances. The equal protection clause provides “equal application” of the laws.  New York State violated the 14th Amendment and it’s the equal protection clause of the Constitution by preventing law abiding citizens their rights under the 2nd amendment and thus the protection of their civil rights.

There are now amendments to the NYS Safe Act that are being crafted that will exempt certain individuals from this overreaching and extremely unconstitutional law.  I urge you as a Citizen of the New State, contact the Legislature and urge them to stand with honest law abiding citizens and repeal this terrible law.