Cayuga County SAFE Act opposition

Cayuga County SAFE Act opposition – It was a law meant to make New York safer. But many communities fear it is doing the opposite.  “This law and the FOIL part of it is putting people’s lives at risk, the law abiding citizens,” said Susan Dwyer, Cayuga County Clerk.  Jon Budelmann, Cayuga County District Attorney, said, “As a pistol permit holder, I generally would not want my name released to the media to have it published someplace. That might either make me a target for a burglar, someone looking to obtain guns, or conversely, make my neighbors who aren’t pistol permit holders a target because they’re not armed.”  That’s why, even though the SAFE act requires it, the Cayuga County Sheriff says he won’t release the names of pistol permit holders under the freedom of information law without a court order.