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SAFE Act


Gun rights advocates may recall that New York’s “SAFE Act” was passed only 24 hours after it was introduced, with no debate or public scrutiny, and with Governor Cuomo signing the bill an hour after the State Assembly approved it in January 2013. Among the law’s restrictions is a requirement that within 30 days of …

In a default victory for Empire State gun owners, background checks for ammunition purchases, a centerpiece in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2013 SAFE Act, have been scrapped for now. An agreement announced late Friday signed by Republican Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Director of Operations Jim Malatras suspends this section of the SAFE …

A very tough battle was waged. A positive result was achieved. As a result of extensive negotiations throughout the last several weeks, our efforts have been successful. The SAFE Act ammunition database and background check has been stopped by a signed AGREEMENT between Governor Cuomo and State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan. This Memorandum of …

In 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 …

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 …

A newly created database of New Yorkers deemed too mentally unstable to carry firearms has grown to roughly 34,500 names, a previously undisclosed figure that has raised concerns among some mental health advocates that too many people have been categorized as dangerous. The database, established in the aftermath of the mass shooting in 2012 at …

Back when I was young, naive and not yet wise to the ways of the world, about two weeks ago, I was fantasizing about being elected Benevolent Dictator of the Universe. You know, just like President Nine Iron. Since I view the whole gun issue as a great barometer for individual liberty and personal accountability, …