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NY Assembly speaker: 'I don't agree with the Second Amendment, but I respect it.'

August 07, 2019 01:40 PM

Lawmakers have been reacting to the shooting and gun control laws.

State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie was in Mechanicville Wednesday morning.

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NewsChannel 13 asked him about his thoughts on recent shootings.

"I really want the country to self-reflect. I know people want to have guns. You know, people want to hunt, people want to protect their houses. But I really think this country should really look again at the need for assault weapons that let out 60 bullets in a minute. I don't agree with the Second Amendment, but I respect it," said Heastie.

Heastie added stronger laws nationally would be needed on top of the strong state laws.

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