Two Year Rise In Shootings Prove New York’s SAFE Act Not Working

Time for legislators to have an honest discussion about New York gun laws.


The New York Times first reported last week that shootings in New York City have been rising for the past two years.

This was followed by the NYPD reporting a 19.5% increase in City homicides during the first five months of the year.

Now, according to WABC News Ch. 7, felony assaults on the subway are up 27%.

Taken together it should be blindingly obvious now that New York’s new gun control laws are NOT doing what advocates said they would.

“During the last election, Governor Cuomo ran political ads stating “The NY SAFE Act is saving lives,” NYSRPA President Tom King said.

“The results prove the exact opposite is happening. It is time for our elected officials to have an honest and open discussion on the SAFE Act and why states with less restrictive gun laws do not have these problems.”

The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association is the state’s largest and oldest firearms advocacy organization. Since 1871, our organization has been dedicated to the preservation of Second Amendment rights, firearm safety, education and training, and the shooting sports. Our membership consists of individuals and clubs throughout the state. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)4 organization and the official NRA-affiliated State Association in New York. Visit:

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