Assemblyman Will Barclay
is fighting to protect our
second amendment right
I strongly support our Second Amendment Right to bear arms. This right is an important part of our
Upstate culture. While I strongly support this right, there are many legislators who would like to see
the state implement more gun control measures. We are seeing this movement at both the state
and federal level.
Each year, the Assembly Majority introduces a series of bills known as the Majority Gun Package.
While I agree that our state must address gun-related crimes, I strongly oppose these bills. If Albany
is serious about solving gun violence in the state, a greater effort must be made in pursuing criminals
who obtain guns illegally and perpetrate these crimes, rather than imposing more restrictions on
I would encourage you to keep up your grassroots efforts. This year, I have received many letters,
emails and phone calls from constituents who are opposed to these bills. Contacting your representatives
is important because it gives you an opportunity to find out where they stand on these issues. It also holds
As a sportsman and a supporter of our constitutional right to bear arms, I will continue to oppose these
Very truly yours,
New York City Wants To Solve Its Gun Violence Problem by Placing Tougher
Restrictions on Upstate Hunters and Sportsmen
While I strongly opposed all fourteen bills contained in the Assembly Majority’s legislative firearms
package, I am especially concerned about the following:
would ban the sale, possession, or use of a large caliber weapon. This bill
specifically places stricter restrictions on rifles with a .50 caliber center-fire cartridge.
would create a new definition of an “assault weapon” and require that owners
of newly defined “assault weapons” register their firearm with the Ballistic Gun Databank.
would require micro stamping ammunition by any semi-automatic pistol that is
manufactured or delivered to a licensed dealer in New York.
“These new restrictions are not the answer to solving New York’s gun violence problem. Albany
should be passing legislation that will help pursue criminals who obtain their guns illegally, not
legislation that imposes restrictions on law-abiding New Yorkers.”