Effort To Scale Back SAFE Act Backed By Assembly Democrat – Democratic Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi announced on Monday he had signed on to a legislative package that would alter and scale back some provisions of the SAFE Act, a omnibus gun control bill approved in 2013. The measures, which are also backed by Sen. James Seward of Oneida, would address major aspects of the gun control law championed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, which he counts among his most significant accomplishments as governor over the last four years. The proposals would end the ban on giving long guns as gifts to relatives and pistol permit holders, repeal a provision in the law that limits 10-round magazines to seven rounds and end the requirement for ammunition retailers to register with the state and provide background checks on customers. At the same time, county judges would be banned from “imposing extraneous restrictions” in issuing pistol and handgun licenses.
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