Congressman Chris Collins Introduces Second Amendment Guarantee Act

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Protects Second Amendment rights; limits state authority to regulate rifles and shotguns; voids much of SAFE Act

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) has proposed new measures for protecting Second Amendment rights by introducing legislation to limit states authority when it comes to regulating rifles and shotguns, commonly used by sportsmen and sportswomen. The Second Amendment Guarantee Act (SAGA) would prevent states from implementing any regulations on these weapons that are more restrictive than what is required by federal law. Upon passage of this bill, most of the language included in New York State’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act of 2013 signed into law by Governor Cuomo would be void.

“This legislation would protect the Second Amendment rights of New Yorkers that were unjustly taken away by Andrew Cuomo,” said Collins. “I am a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment and have fought against all efforts to condemn these rights. I stand with the law-abiding citizens of this state that have been outraged by the SAFE Act and voice my commitment to roll back these regulations.”

Governor Cuomo’s SAFE Act violates federal regulation and the following provisions would be void under the proposed legislation:

–          Cuomo’s SAFE Act expanded rifle and shotgun bans to include semi-automatic guns with detachable magazines that possess certain features.

–          The Cuomo SAFE Act banned the capacity of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.  It further limited magazines to 7 rounds at any time.

In the Collins’ bill, States or local governments would not be able to regulate, prohibit, or require registration and licensing (that are any more restrictive under Federal law) for the sale, manufacturing, importation, transfer, possession, or marketing of a rifle or shotgun. Additionally, “rifle or shotgun” includes any part of the weapon including any detachable magazine or ammunition feeding devise and any type of pistol grip or stock design.

Under this legislation, any current or future laws enacted by a state or political subdivision that exceeds federal law for rifles and shotguns would be void. Should a state violate this law, and a plaintiff goes to court, the court will award the prevailing plaintiff a reasonable attorney’s fee in addition to any other damages.

Congressman Collins was joined today by local, county, and state elected officials and citizen supporters of the Second Amendment during events to unveil his bill in Erie and Monroe county.

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16 Comments on Congressman Chris Collins Introduces Second Amendment Guarantee Act

  1. More shit show laws trying to define the 2nd amendment.

    How does a state legislature member get a bill to the Congress for the entire country?

    The communists in new yawk will canx it anyway.




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  2. reboot,

    Wrong. What it suggests to me is that there would be a law that does exactly the opposite of what the libtards have been incrementalizing on America for the past 200 years.

    It voids their ‘definitions’ of what the 2nd Amendment is to them.




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  3. It’s good to know that Congressman Collins isn’t cognitively privileged. Allowing the proposed law to be interpreted by the clearly cognitively underprivileged judiciary that has already proven themselves, even when they pool their cognitive capability together, to distinguish the quantum difference between an inalienable right and a purchased privilege, will continue to end the same way.




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  4. First things first.
    Democratic voters are more likely to be criminals.
    So… we must take guns away from republicans.
    Republicans kill democratic criminals so they can’t vote anymore




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  5. ‘boot,
    He’s not a state legislator. US Rep from the 27th House district of NY. He’s targeting local laws that affect his district but I suspect there’s more than a couple CA (and elsewhere) guys that wouldn’t mind seeing this pass.




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  6. BAD idea.
    ANYtime you make a law, you “modify/amend” it…EVEN IF your intent is to “fortify” it.

    THAT opens the door (“precedent” anyone?) to any future mischief.
    BAD idea.




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  7. Dems worried about an occasional accidental death from firearms, while the bodies of aborted babies are stacked up by the tens of thousands. Got it, it makes perfect sense to a brain of limited capacity.




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  8. the second says congress can make no laws restricting the arming of it’s citizens.

    although this law has it’s heart in the right place it is just as unconstitutional as any law restricting guns ownership.




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  9. AG Sessions should be prosecuting every instance of violation of the 2nd Amendment, as he would any violation of the 1st, 5th, 14th, 16th, and 17th Amendments. Any state which violates ANY Amendment, or Article, of our Constitution is in a state of secession and rebellion, and must be brought to heel (excluding any measures covered by the 10th, which implies that the FedGov, if it violated, would be in a state of rebellion against the People). More laws (words) without any threat of force is meaningless, as a “right” cannot be legally infringed, in the first place.
    The 2nd Amendment is the ONLY Amendment regularly violated and despised by the FedGov and the Several States and more blathering by the chatterers won’t alleviate the treasonous insult.

    izlamo delenda est …




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  10. 💯 This is the “Florida Gun Law” 💯

    They passed this about 10 years ago.

    “Any city or municipality that implements a gun law higher and more restrictive than state law will be subject to a personal fine of $5000, and removal from office.”

    –Guess what? They erased gun laws off the books.

    Gov. Rick Scott said it was “not the N.R.A.’s job to run around and enforce Florida’s gun laws.” After one law is challenged and removed, a slightly different one is created in its place to be challenged and removed 5 years later.




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