Ten months after the NY Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, or SAFE Act, was passed and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo, many residents are still trying to understand it.
Monday night's public forum at the Brunswick Fire House will focus on the SAFE Act and Second Amendment right to bear arms. Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin will be one of the elected officials attending to explain how the state's gun law will impact area residents.
The event will be hosted by the Brunswick Sportsmen's Club. Ray Hull, a member and avid sports shooter, hopes to hear from officials of where they stand in terms of protecting the Second Amendment.
"We want the local officials who support the Second Amendment to be supported by our people," Hall says.
Members of local sporting, fish and game's clubs will be attending, as they say they are negatively affected by the SAFE Act.
"There's a lot of responsible people who like to use these weapons for sport and hunting. That is the issue we face with the governor's NY SAFE Act," Hall continues.
Assemblyman McLaughlin says he understands why residents are upset.
"We have millions of these weapons that are owned by law abiding citizens that are now illegal, and many instances the person is being made illegal," he says.
Elected officials from the state and county levels are expected to attend. The event is set for 6:30 p.m. and residents, gun owners or not, are encouraged to attend.