The Express Newspaper – January 19, 2017

Saratoga Gun Show Will Return to Saratoga Springs

VICTORY! Senator Kathy Marchione proudly announces that the Saratoga Gun Show (NEACA Arms Fair) will return to the Saratoga Springs City Center this May

Senator Marchione launched successful grassroots petition drive last summer to keep the Gun Show at the Saratoga Springs City Center

Hailing Senator Marchione’s successful advocacy, NEACA President David Petronis says: “When we were down, and counted out, lots of people wrote us off – nobody stepped up like Senator Kathy Marchione did to fight and help save our show”

Rep. Giffords Attends NEACA Gun Show – Michael Bielawski

Saratoga – Two years ago, former US Representative Gabrielle Giffords was victim to a gun-shot wound to the head at a shooting near Tucsan, Arizona.  This past Sunday, she and her husband former astronaut Mark Kelly, attended the Saratoga Springs gun show.  As NY State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman put it “Our two national heroes who are walking into space where there are not a lot of folks that are brave enough to try and bring the two sides together.”

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Saratoga Gun Show Attracts Attorney General

By Michael Bielawski

SARATOGA – One of the hottest debates these days without question is the gun debate.  And New York State is at the center of this debate especially since the passage of the Safe Act.  In a nutshell, the Safe Act limits rounds that may legally be loaded in a firearm at any one time (to seven rounds), among other provisions about sales and background checks.
At this gun show, largely to ensure the Safe Act was followed, was New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.  Some assumed the appearance might be awkward or even confrontational.  As it turns out, “The Attorney General was quite pleased with the way we run our shows” said David Petronis, the gun show operator.  He wasn’t there long, but he visited all the tables and embraced an atmosphere that was likely very different from his liberal base.

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