A Measly 23,847 Resister Guns Under NY SAFE Act, Millions More DO NOT COMPLY


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NYSRPAIn response to the SAFE Act gun registration numbers released by the New York State Police, NYSRPA President Tom King made this statement:

“I am amused at the pathetically low numbers of New Yorkers who registered their so-called assault rifles.”

“The number of individuals who registered their guns is 24,000 and many of these are law-enforcement officials mandated to comply by their department. “

“In short, New Yorkers have, by their lack of compliance, effectively repealed a portion of the NY SAFE Act. Congratulations to the gun owners of New York State.”

“The NY SAFE Act is a blatant violation of our specifcally enumerated Constitutional freedom, period. I am proud of the comprehensive litigation that NYSRPA has filed with the help and support of the NRA to overturn this deeply-flawed law. New York gun owners know it is flawed and they are not complying with it. I am confident that we will ultimately prevail in getting significant portions of the law overturned in the courts.”

The bottom line is 23,847 people since the 2013 law took effect have applied to register assault style weapons. A total of 44,485 weapons have been registered.

Here’s a breakdown by county of applications to register assault weapons since Jan 15 2013:

  • Albany 484
  • Allegany 83
  • Bronx 35
  • Broome 351
  • Cattaraugus 137
  • Cayuga 194
  • Chautauqua 311
  • Chemung 195
  • Chenango 116
  • Clinton 203
  • Columbia 124
  • Cortland 97
  • Delaware 96
  • Dutchess 731
  • Erie 1,593
  • Essex 107
  • Franklin 113
  • Fulton 102
  • Genesee 131
  • Greene 113
  • Hamilton 21
  • Herkimer 140
  • Jefferson 291
  • Kings (Brooklyn) 54
  • Lewis 60
  • Livingston 128
  • Madison 160
  • Monroe 1,408
  • Montgomery 87
  • Nassau 2,755
  • New York (Manhattan) 1,640
  • Niagara 492
  • Oneida 451
  • Onondaga 916
  • Ontario 260
  • Orange 985
  • Orleans 87
  • Oswego 281
  • Otsego 126
  • Putnam 411
  • Queens 109
  • Rensselaer 334
  • Richmond (Staten Island) 52
  • Rockland 451
  • Saint Lawrence 259
  • Saratoga 573
  • Schenectady 274
  • Schoharie 78
  • Schuyler 49
  • Seneca 69
  • Steuben 208
  • Suffolk 3,865
  • Sullivan 229
  • Tioga 122
  • Tompkins 134
  • Ulster 463
  • Warren 181
  • Washington 124
  • Wayne 244
  • Westchester 1,498
  • Wyoming 84
  • Yates 87

(Source: New York State Police)

Millions more of New York’s firearms owners continue to defy the law and keep their guns unregistered.

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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: www.nysrpa.org







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