NY Safe Act / Stand and Fight

The governor was in the area recently and I saw protestors objecting to the NY Safe Act, a gun control act that was signed into law earlier this year after Sandy Hook.

Protesters had signs like this:

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“Stand and Fight” messages don’t sit well when they’re coming from the NRA because they sound somewhat threatening in the same way those posters with crosshairs did.

In the meantime, the most persuasive criticism of New York’s SAFE Act comes from the Wikipedia page that clearly lists out the objections that protesters have a hard time conveying with street signs and banners. The objection, as I understand it, is that it’s legislation that was rushed through that didn’t consider other enforcement officers or the other repercussions it would have on the population and mentally ill, and would restrict lawful gun owners.

That’s hard to put on a sign.