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February 28, 2013

Local gun-backers heading to Albany rally

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“So until concessions and amendments are made to this law, this issue isn’t going away and neither are the people who are sensitive to it,” he added.

Assemblyman Bill Magee, D-Nelson, said he won’t be attending the demonstration, but agrees with its aims.

“The definition some of the guns they’re calling assault weapons are, in fact, used by sportsmen,” Magee said. “The public had no opportunity to view it. As a matter of fact, members didn’t either.”

Assemblyman Pete Lopez, R-Schoharie, said he would attend, depending on Assembly business today.

Elected officials aren’t the only locals who will be expressing opposition to the law today. Jim Losie, of Losie’s Gun Shop in Oneonta, has been setting up bus trips to the rally.

“Right now, we’ve got three full buses (and) we’re working on a fourth,” he said Tuesday.

Mike Mayhood, of Mayhood’s Sporting Goods in Norwich, said he, too, had signed up people to ride a bus out of Oxford.

“We have more than we can get on the bus,” he said.

Mayhood said he was sending latecomers to Oneonta and Binghamton to find bus rides.

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