(WBNG Binghamton) Gun owners gathered Saturday in Albany for one of a slate of firearms-rights demonstrations around the nation.
Organizers say thousands were expected at the Guns Across America Rally.
They and other gun rights advocates around the country are protesting new laws and proposals advanced in the aftermath of the school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
This week, New York passed the nation's toughest assault weapon and magazine restrictions.
The National Rifle Association has criticized the secretive negotiations and fast-track passage of the new law.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said lawmakers moved fast to prevent a potential buying spree of now-outlawed guns.