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Gun rights activists rally against SAFE Act

Albany, N.Y. - 13WHAM News was in Albany today, as thousands were there to change minds across the state about New York gun laws, but poll numbers are suggesting the fight may be an uphill climb.

Locals to the Rochester-area, such as Richard Eaton from Geneva, showed up to defeat the law that was passed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Eaton is not happy Cuomo's stance on guns, the SAFE Act in particular.

When they tell me I cant have a magazine Ive had for 50 years and never done anything wrong with, I think its a ridiculous thing, said Eaton.

But according to the most recent Sienna College Poll, 63 percent of those polled in New York State approve the SAFE Act, with 32 percent disapproving. some are skeptical of those numbers.

GOP Assemblyman Bill Nojay said rallies like this could be turning the tide against Cuomo in 2014.

These have been going on all across New York State and it's a sign that rank and file New Yorkers, ordinary citizens will draw the line and say governor, you've gone too far with the safe act, said Nojay.

The only republican potentially challenging Cuomo so far, West Chester Rick Astorino, did speak at the rally today, winning cheers from the crowd, but for some, the real test lies beyond the crowd.

Were doing everything we can, said Chris Edes, SCOPE Chair. But obviously people have to make the decision and go vote themselves.

 
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