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Hundreds rally in Syracuse in support to repeal NY Safe Act

Nationally known gun advocate Sheriff Mack was in Syracuse on Saturday to lead a rally calling for the repeal of New York’s Safe Act.
SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) - Nationally known gun advocate Sheriff Mack was in Syracuse on Saturday to lead a rally calling for the repeal of New York’s Safe Act.

A former Graham County sheriff in Arizona, Richard Mack’s appearance drew 1,500 pro-gun enthusiasts to the Inner Harbor.

“Anybody who believes this crap that the Safe Act is going to make you safer, then I've got beach front property for you in Omaha. This is a joke and what they're doing is illegal and criminal,” said Mack.

Sheriff Mack, as he's known, has been flying around the country setting up rallies like the one in Syracuse. But he said there is a special need for his voice and the voice of everyone against gun control to speak up here in New York.

“I'll tell Cuomo, I'll tell Obama, and Biden and Bloomberg. I'll tell all of you, flat out, you are breaking the law,” said Mack. "Gun control in America is against the law, and you don't get to choose what kind of gun I own. As an American free citizen, I do."

Mack’s heated call for change resounded with the men and women in the crowd. He, and the other speakers, called on them to call their State Assembly and Senate members.

“As legal gun owners, they're making us criminals basically. That's what we believe,” said Christina Preston of Cazenovia.

“Our civil liberties, we need to protect our 2nd Amendment right. With 2nd Amendment right being infringed, every other right that we have available to us can be infringed upon after that,” said George Curbelo of the New York Revolution Group.

“Gun control in America is against the law. Let's not get too carried away with our emotions when we're trying to find a solution to crime and violence. Let's not destroy what made us a country in the first place,” said Mack.

A message Mack said he will spread until he believes our liberties across America are restored.

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