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A defeat for hopes of a SAFE Act repeal.

A proposal to repeal the controversial gun control law did not make it out of an Assembly committee Monday.

The Democratic-led Assembly Codes Committee unanimously shot down the bill. A bill needs committee approval before it can be brought to the floor for a vote by the entire chamber. The committee also rejected a Republican provision to change the information opt-out portion of the law.

Nearby Assemblyman David DiPietro of East Aurora was the bill’s sponsor. He said in a statement, “What we witnessed today is the same brash arrogance that led to this law’s passage last year.”

Republican leaders and gun-rights advocates have been pushing hard for a repeal saying it infringes on Second Amendment rights.

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