Some Question Whether New York’s SAFE Act Will Be Enforced Upstate

There's more to New York than just the City. New…

There’s more to New York than just the City. New York State is home to a wide range of topography, personality and politics.

Governor Andrew Cuomo approved the SAFE Act, New York’s tough gun law, with support from the Democratic Assembly and the Republican controlled Senate. However, over the last six months political opposition to the law has increased, especially in upstate NY counties where gun ownership is popular.

A growing number of law enforcement officials, especially county sheriffs, now say they’re deeply troubled by the law, which bans assault rifles and large ammunition clips. Some officers say they won’t actively enforce the SAFE Act.


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