ALBANY, N.Y. - Thousands of motorcyclists gathered at the Capitol in Albany Saturday, to make their voices heard about the New York SAFE Act. They say the law was snuck through the legislature, and they won't rest until they have their rights back. They want to make this ride an annual event, and host even more rallies through the end of the year.
Rally Organizer Thomas Cavanagh said "This is not just about the safe act, this is a broad spectrum of things. Common cause, your taxes, your property rights. It's not just the safe act, it's not just a safe act rally."
ABATE President Robert Porter said "I think the regulations should be against criminals. Make the fines, make the penalties for a criminal who steals a weapon or uses a weapon in a crime more severe. Don't take away the rights of people who are following the laws."
The SAFE Act went into effect on January 15th.