SAFE?Act foes target Robertson

Editor, OBSERVER

This is an open letter to Martha Robertson:

As residents, voters, and gun owners of the 23rd Congressional District, we feel strongly about the time-honored tradition of hunting, sportsmanship and the right to keep and bear arms.

Each time we exercise our Second Amendment rights we do so under the protection of the United States Constitution.

Our Constitution secures and defends our rights as law-abiding citizens.

Unfortunately, one year ago New York state imposed the unconcstitutional SAFE Act, whic attacks our SecondAmendment freedoms.

To date, 52 counties in upstate New York have called for its repeal. In fact, every county in the 23rd Congressional District has called for repeal except one.

The lone holdout of all 11 counties in the 23rd Congressional District continues to be the Tompkins County Legislature, led by former Chairwoman and Congressional cadidate Martha Robertson.

It takes a true patriot to defend freedoms like our Second Amendment rights. If candidate Martha Robertson believes she can properly represent the people of the 23rd Congressional District, we challenge her to repudiate the New York SAFE Act.

It’s time to show leadership in Tompkins County and join the other ten counties in the 23rd Congressional Districit in calling for repeal of the unconstitutional SAFE Act.

If you run in the 23rd district, you can’t run from our passion for the Second Amendment.

This letter was signed by 61 residents of the 23rd district, including George Clever of Stockton, Richard Ward of Forestville and Robert Chrispen of Westfield.