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New Gun Laws Have Some Ready to Fight Back

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Rochester: New Gun Laws Have Some Ready to Fight Back
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The passage of the New York Safe Act is already starting to get some pushback. Many people are on both sides of the bill but some want to take legal action against it.

"We were dictated to is really what it boils down to," said Dave Jenkins.

Jenkins makes a living on gun safety training and personal defense. He is also drumming up support for a federal class action lawsuit from a Buffalo attorney in response to the strict gun laws in the New York Safe Act.

"He wants to let everybody know that basically he's trying to work for them," said Jenkins.

As part of his efforts Jenkins is generating a letter through email. He's encouraging people to be added to the class action case, which he says is pro bono for all gun owners of New York.

Calls to the Buffalo attorney were not returned but Jenkins says the proposed lawsuit calls the new ban illegal.

"What I'm hoping to do is just get the awareness out there, get the information out to everybody because that's part of the educational part of what we do," said Jenkins.

There are some that applaud Governor Cuomo for making stricter gun laws. They believe it's a step toward a safer community.

"There are some other choices besides AR-15's and there's a lot of better ways to have fun than with those guns and there are a lot of better ways to protect your home," said Paul Libera.

Libera wants to make his stance on gun control loud and clear. His friend lived on Lake Road. His home burned down during the Webster tragedy that left two firefighters dead and three injured.

Wednesday, Libera put up this sign in his friend's front yard, saying 'How many deaths will it take 'til we know too many people have died?'

"That's a Bob Dylan song and I want people to start thinking, and I know I'm not going to change everyone's minds," said Libera.

Libera says he can't get back what he says tragedy has already taken away.

"This is the place where I feel most home, and that shouldn't be taken away from us. That's the freedom," said Libera. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP