New Yorkers push back against the state

April 23, 2014 by History in a Hurry

#myNYPD Backfires As Twitter Users Share Photos of Police Brutality

This definitely didn’t go as planned.

By Jack Smith IV
4/22 4:58pm

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New York State Gun Owners Shred Registration Forms On Deadline Day

Protests as gun control legislation comes into law

Steve Watson
April 16, 2014

In an act of defiance, New York State gun owners came together in downtown Buffalo and shredded gun registration forms yesterday, on the day that the so called SAFE Act gun control legislation came into law.

The demonstrators had initially planned to burn the forms, an act previously carried out by Second Amendment supporters in Saratoga Springs last month. However, they were advised that open burning is illegal in Buffalo, so instead they decided to shred the forms, symbolic of how state lawmakers have shredded their Constitutional rights.

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