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Gibson doubts NY gun law will stand

Jan 31, 2013 9:25 am
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson at the Daily Freeman office in Kingston, Wed., Jan. 30.
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In an interview with the Editorial Board of the Daily Freeman Wed., Jan. 30, U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson predicted the U.S. Supreme Court will find New York’s new gun control law unconstitutional. Gibson also said he does not support a federal gun control law proposed by U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein. The "Supreme Court has held you can regulate, but you can't ban," Gibson said. The Kinderhook Republican described gun rights as “a very emotional issue” in the aftermath of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, but said his read on recent Supreme Court decisions is that the SAFE Act won’t hold up. Gibson said addressing gun violence without violating people’s Second Amendment rights needs to be a thoughtful process. The conversation with the Daily Freeman also included climate change and fracking, women in combat, reversing the no-tax pledge, immigration and the new makeup of the 19th Congressional District. Read the full story by Kyle Wind in the Daily Freeman.