Ortt Votes No On Gun Grab

A statement from Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,IP,Ref-North Tonawanda)

“Federal law already covers gun ownership for violent offenders. This loose language will do nothing to further protect victims of domestic violence but will unconstitutionally target law-abiding gun-owners as a weapons confiscation tool. This is a stand-alone, non-fiscal measure that was lumped in as part of the budget process, passed unnecessarily with a message of necessity, in the dead of the night of a Holy Weekend. And sadly, we continue to see nothing on protecting our children through security upgrades or school resource officers and children's mental health services remain woefully underfunded. I cannot, in good conscience, pat myself on the back and pretend we're making our state safer. Our children are sitting ducks in our schools - all because progressive Democrats cannot stomach the reality that police, law enforcement, and security actually protect us.”