Rep. Collins Sponsors Bill That Would Void New York Safe Act

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Chris Collins is sponsoring and reintroducing federal legislation that would limit a state in regulating shotguns and rifles.

By reintroducing the Second Amendment Guarantee Act (SAGA), Collins is looking to limit a state’s authority when it comes to regulating rifles and shotguns.

The Collins’ bill would prevent states from implementing any regulations on weapons that are more restrictive than what is required by federal law. Passage of this bill would void most of the language included in New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act of 2013 signed into law by Governor Cuomo.

“Governor Cuomo unjustly took away the Second Amendment rights from law abiding New Yorkers with his so-called SAFE Act,” said Collins. “ I have and always will be a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and my legislation will guarantee that New Yorkers have the rights guaranteed to them in the Constitution.”

The Cuomo SAFE Act violates federal regulations because it imposed rifle and shotgun bans that possess certain features. It also banned the capacity of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, and limiting magazines to 7 rounds at any time.

Any current or future laws enacted by a state that exceeds federal law for rifles and shotguns would be voided under the Collins’ legislation. Should a state violate this law and a plaintiff goes to court, the court will award the prevailing plaintiff a reasonable attorney’s fee in addition to any other damages.


  1. We don’t need federal laws that limit our rights less than state laws do. We need to honor the constitution the way it is written.

  2. The SAFE Act is unsafe!

    Make it for hand guns also. It should be like driving licenses-good in all states.

    And where I can’t carry there should be armed guards on duty to protect me at all times.

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