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Gun rights advocates head to Albany
Henrietta, N.Y. -- About 100 pro-gun advocates from the Rochester area left Tuesday morning to join thousands in a rally against the NY SAFE Act in Albany.
The group left Marketplace Mall around 5 a.m. for the noon rally at the state Capitol.
Advocates said their goal is to show strength in numbers and renew a message they've brought to Albany several times before.
"We want to demonstrate that we havent gotten over the SAFE Act", said Chris Edes, chairman of the Monroe County chapter of the Shooters Committee on Political Education (SCOPE). "People are still upset about it. This is still an issue that is important to them, and Albany needs to think about it."
"The laws we already have in place arent making a difference now," said gun owner Bill Andrews. "They arent enforcing the laws, and they need to enforce them against the criminals that are using guns inappropriately. My guns have never hurt anyone."
Real estate mogul Donald Trump and Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino were scheduled to speak at the rally.
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