Hey, remember back when New York’s new gun law, the NY-SAFE Act, passed the legislature, and then Gov. Cuomo signed it really fast by invoking the message of necessity? A lot of people, even some who weren’t opposed to what was actually...
Mar 26, 2013 — Let's look back now at a story reported late last week. New York state Assembly member Steve McLaughlin of the Capital Region issued a press release taking issue with a state tipline for people to report illegal possession of firearms. McLaughlin said the tipline would pit neighbor against neighbor, and he used it to criticize New York's new gun control laws.
Some North Country lawmakers agreed with him. And comments by these leaders went viral.
We reported about it at NCPR. Then we heard from Governor Cuomo's office, which said the tipline wasn't a new program, and it wasn't part of the New York SAFE Act. It's been in place for the past year. Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing the NY SAFE act into law in January. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Albany, NY, Mar 20, 2013 — Governor Cuomo confirms that he and legislative leaders are talking about changing the state's newly enacted gun laws to rescind a ban on the sale of 10 bullet magazines. Go to full article
Nearly 100 people attended a special meeting on New York's new gun law Monday night at the old Essex County courthouse in Elizabethtown. The Board of Supervisors passed a resolution calling for repeal of the Secure Ammunitions and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act. Photo: Chris Morris, courtesy of Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Elizabethtown, NY, Mar 20, 2013 — Essex County wants the state to repeal the Secure Ammunitions and Firearms Enforcement, or NY SAFE, Act and replace it with measures that are fully vetted by the public.
A resolution demanding the repeal of the new gun law passed 15-2 after a two-and-a-half-hour special meeting at the county courthouse Monday night. A second resolution opposing a proposed bill that would require gun owners to purchase $1 million liability insurance policies passed unanimously.
Essex County joins a growing legion of counties and other municipalities that want the state to repeal the much-maligned law. North Country lawmakers say it's unlikely that the law will be repealed since it had such overwhelming support in the Assembly. Go to full article
Image from Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State presentation, highlighting public safety and gun control. Photo: NYS Governor's Office
Albany, NY, Mar 20, 2013 — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are talking about amendments to the state's new gun control laws.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, following a closed door meeting with Governor Cuomo and other legislative leaders, said talks are underway to possibly re-legalize possession of 10 bullet magazines -- in some instances. Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing the NY SAFE act into law in January. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr