Brewster, N.Y. – (4/17/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) upon the recent reports of SAFE Act confiscation proceedings, released the following statement demanding the Governor initiate the immediate suspension and repeal of the SAFE Act.

“While I am alarmed by New York’s idiotic and unconstitutional actions, I am not surprised. Confiscating the legal firearms of law abiding, taxpaying residents of this state is an abomination and is exactly why this bill should have been properly vetted before it came law. There were no hearings, there was no public dialogue. All of this was done for one purpose in mind, so this Governor could score political points with a radical national constituency, and that is simply outrageous. Simply put, the ‘Cuomo for President Act’ simply isn’t working,” said Senator Greg Ball. “This bill has not and will not save a single life. Instead this broken piece of legislation will continue to violate the constitutional freedoms of good people, turning them into criminals while doing zilch about the actual criminals killing our beloved ones everyday using illegal firearms. New York must immediately suspend enforcement of these harmful SAFE Act provisions and initiate a swift and full repeal.”

New York State has begun using SAFE Act provisions to begin confiscating guns from law abiding gun owners. After confiscating several firearms from a New York resident, it was discovered state authorities had bogus information. Erie County Clerk, Chris Jacobs, was notified by the New York State Police that they had provided him with information on the wrong person whose permit should be suspended due to the SAFE Act.


For more information, please contact Joe Bachmeier at (845) 200 9716.


About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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