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January 17, 2013

Locals react to state's sweeping gun control legislation

Locals reactto state's sweeping legislation with skepticism


Tonawanda News — “People are flocking to join,” he said. “They think there are power in numbers, and organizations may have a better chance at fighting all these changes.” 

But despite the backlash, there are also many locals who are happy to see their state lead the charge toward gun control — and believe the move will help keep their children and loved ones stay safe when they go to school, the mall, and the movies. 

“I support it ... and I think it shouldn’t have taken something like (the Newtown school shooting) to have this happen,” Heather Szalay, of Kenmore, said. “I support the right to bear arms, but sometimes, it gets out of hand.” 

Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000, ext. 4150

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