Senator Kathy Marchione and fellow Second Amendment advocates deliver 2,454 petitions to demonstrate support for Saratoga Gun Show

Senator Kathy Marchione, Dave Petronis, President, New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates (NEACA) Inc., and fellow Second Amendment advocates deliver 2,454 petitions to demonstrate support for Saratoga Gun Show remaining at the City Center in Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Springs, NY – Senator Kathy Marchione (R,C,I,Reform-Halfmoon), Chair of the Senate’s Local Government Committee, Dave Petronis, President, New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates (NEACA) Inc., and fellow Second Amendment advocates today delivered 2,454 petitions to the Saratoga Springs City Center to show strong, community-wide support for the Saratoga Gun Show (aka the NEACA Arms Fair) remaining at the City Center in Saratoga Springs. The petitions were delivered to the Saratoga Springs City Center Authority Board during its October meeting today.

Senator Marchione addressed the board this morning and spoke of the many positive benefits — economic, social and cultural — that the Saratoga Gun Show provides to the community.

Senator Marchione first launched the petition online at KathyMarchione.com and also via hard copy during the most recent NEACA Arms Fair held at the Saratoga Springs City Center in late August.

When Dave Petronis informed me that the August, 2016 Saratoga Gun Show might be the last, I started our grassroots petition to build support to try and save it. The fact that 2,454 individuals signed my petition in just a few weeks demonstrates community-wide, strong support for keeping the gun show at the Saratoga Springs City Center,” Senator Marchione said.

Having attended the Saratoga Gun Show many times, and regularly sponsoring a table, I know how popular and well-attended this event is. Gun shows are safe, allow individuals to exercise their constitutional rights and contribute to our local economy. All of these positive benefits are great reasons for the Saratoga Gun Show to continue at the City Center. Our effort was to demonstrate wide support for the gun show and we’re hopeful the City Center Authority Board will hear our concerns, reverse course and keep the Saratoga Gun Show,” Senator Marchione said.