Tomorrow, April 15, the year-old “SAFE Act” will require gun owners to register any firearm that falls within the anti-gun Legislature’s new definition of a semi-automatic “assault weapon,” or risk becoming a felon.
The NRA actively opposed this egregious legislation last January while it was being rammed through the legislative process by Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) within a 24-hour period without any public input or committee hearings.
Your NRA continues to vigorously oppose this law.
The implementation of the SAFE Act has been plagued with problems, and many of its provisions have either been overturned by the courts or suspended.
In December, the District Court for the Western District of New York struck down the seven-round magazine capacity limit saying it is arbitrary.
Also, the portion of this law dealing with background checks on ammunition purchases, which was set to go into effect in January, was suspended because the State Police have no means of completing such checks.