Republican Sen. Kathy Marchione introduced a measure this afternoon to overturn the major provisions of the gun control law that passed in January, striking out the new restrictions on assault weapons, high-capacity magazine rounds and additional requirements for registration and mental health reporting.

Marchione’s bill comes after a large rally of more than 5,000 people at the Capitol pushed for the law to be overturned.

The bill also comes after she pushed an onlnie petition gathering signatures in support of turning back the law, a key achievement for Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

It is highly unlikely that the measure would pass in the Democratic-led Assembly or that Cuomo would sign it into law.

In an interview in her office late this afternoon, Marchione acknowledged that the bill faced an uphill climb, but said she would sign onto an amicus brief in the New York Rifle and Pistol Association’s lawsuit.

“I will continue to fight for the legislation,” Marchione said. ”I can’t promise anything to people, but I’ve told them I will continue to fight.”

As for informing Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos — who voted in favor of the law – Marchione had told him in advance that she planned to introduce a bill to overturn the SAFE Act.

“I’ve spoken with Senator Skelos previously as well as many of my other colleagues to let them now I was moving forward with this legislation,” she said.

Bill Text for Senator Kathleen Marchione’s Second Amendment Protection Act by Nick Reisman