SAFE Act constitutionality being challenged

By Perry Russom

May 5, 2014 Updated May 6, 2014 at 8:39 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The SAFE Act is one of the most highly politicized debates in New York, but only a small handful of people showed up downtown Monday afternoon to gather signatures in protest.

Nearly a half dozen people rallied on Court Street in Binghamton to show their disapproval and begin collecting signatures to challenge the constitutionality of the law in the state court of appeals.

They said their fundamental right to bare arms is being infringed

"If we're successful, the SAFE Act will be declared unconstitutional, null and void," said Bob Schulz of We the People of New York. "It would be without effect."

Schulz said if the court of appeals turns down the case, they will take it to the Supreme Court.

We the People of New York will be traveling for five days to different meeting points across the state to gather more than 1,250 signatures.