For immediate release March 14, 2014 Contact: Jake Palmateer 518-496-2199

Gun registry forms to be burnt in protest at SAFE Act Forum in Saratoga
Saratoga Springs – NY2A Grassroots Coalition is hosting a SAFE Act educational forum at the Elks Banquet Hall in Saratoga Springs on Sunday. In conjunction with this event, which starts at 1:30 p.m., NY2A is inviting the public to burn SAFE Act registration forms, which will be provided, in the parking lot of the hall. The protest burning will take place at about 4 p.m. The event is designed to highlight the importance of NOT registering firearms with the state. NY2A and other grassroots Civil Rights organizations have held or scheduled more than two dozen SAFE Act forums around the state ahead of the April 15 firearms registry deadline. In Saratoga, speakers will address ways to avoid the firearms registry that include civil disobedience, as well as modifications that can be done to a firearm so that it does not meet the state’s arbitrary and capricious definition of an “assault weapon.” Firearms registration has historically led to confiscation. And firearms registries have often failed due to low participation rates. So far, the state has refused to release the number of registered firearms under the SAFE Act. The importance of direct political action will also be discussed and NY2A’s More Than Vote campaign will be presented to gun owners. Voter registration will be available on site and we are inviting area residents to learn more about volunteering for political campaigns. An AR-15 that does not meet the legal definition of an “assault weapon” will be raffled off with proceeds going to the continuing fight against the SAFE Act.
Time: 1:30 p.m., Sunday, March 14, 4 p.m. Assault weapons registration form protest burning Location: Elks Banquet Hall, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs, NY

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