Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik introduced the Second Amendment Guarantee Act (SAGA). If signed into law, this bill would override unconstitutional provisions in the SAFE Act that prohibit law-abiding New Yorkers from purchasing, transferring, and owning legal firearms. This bill would ensure that states cannot ban the manufacture, sale, importation, or possession of any rifle or shotgun lawfully available under federal law. Congresswoman Stefanik issued the following statement:
“New York’s SAFE Act is unconstitutional and a clear infringement on the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding New Yorkers. The Second Amendment Guarantee Act will not only void the SAFE Act and award New Yorkers with any damages caused by this unconstitutional law – it would prevent other states across the country from further limiting and banning constitutionally protected firearms. I am introducing this bill at a critical time, as Democrats and the White House are pushing Far-Left gun control measures including gun bans.”
“The framers of the Constitution made it clear that the right to keep and bear arms ‘shall not be infringed.’ This legislation reinforces this founding principle for law-abiding Americans living in anti-gun states or local jurisdictions. We thank Representative Stefanik and her colleagues for their leadership on this important issue,” said Jason Ouimet, Executive Director, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action.
Congresswoman Stefanik is joined by Representatives Jacobs (NY-27), Tenney (NY-22), Zeldin (NY-1), Reed (NY-23), LaMalfa (CA-1), and Duncan (SC-3).