Local officials holding Second Amendment event

This file photo from December shows Niagara County Clerk Joe Jastrzemski during a town hall-style talk with handgun owners about pistol permitting requirements under the New York SAFE Act. Jastrzemski will join a pair of state lawmakers in holding a Second Amendment event later this month where residents will be able to learn more about gun-related issues. Connor Hoffman/Staff

A pair of state lawmakers will join the Niagara County Clerk in what they are describing as an informational event that will focus on the Second Amendment and gun-related issues. 

State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, R-Niagara Falls, state Sen. Robert Ortt, R-North Tonawanda, and Niagara County Clerk Joe Jastrzemski will hold the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Frontier Fire Hall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Wheatfield.

Attendees will learn about an array of gun-related issues, including new laws and legislation SAFE Act information and how to renew and reregister gun licenses. It will take place during the “Iroquois Arms Collectors 2019 Gun Show.”

“Year after year, New Yorkers face additional restrictions on their Second Amendment Rights, making it extremely difficult to keep up with current laws and regulations,” said Morinello. “It’s my hope this event will be a useful tool for residents in my district to ensure they can continue owning and using their guns in a legal fashion. This year in the state Assembly, I’ll continue advocating for gun owners in my district and fight back against legislation that infringes on our Second Amendment Rights. I encourage all sportsmen and gunowners in the 145th District to attend this educational event and remain active and informed about Second Amendment legislation in the coming year.”

“We know this law is controversial, but we also know that not complying with pistol permit recertification puts those pistol permit holders in jeopardy,” Jastrzemski said. “We want to protect our gun owners’ rights, which are clearly laid out in the Second Amendment, but we also want to take practical steps so they don’t lose their guns to state enforcement.”

“Staying ahead of the ever-increasing assaults on our Second Amendment by the regressive left is vital if we are to continue our legal challenges against this unconstitutional legislation,” said Ortt. “In order to win the fight, we must be in the fight and must work within the framework of the law as it currently stands. Our efforts to protect our Second Amendment Rights protected by the Constitution of the U.S. must never waver and, educational forums such as these will ensure we have the correct information to continue our cause.”

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