A Western New York congressman is targeting the SAFE Act with a bill of his own that he says would effectively repeal the controversial gun-control law.
U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-Erie County, unveiled on Monday his Second Amendment Guarantee Act, which would limit a state's authority to regulate the design, manufacture, sale or possession of a rifle or shotgun. The bill does not cover handguns.
The SAFE Act, passed in January 2013 following the Newtown school shooting in Connecticut, is both a legacy-defining policy for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a political platform that Republicans have used to assail Democrats and pro-gun control advocates.
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