Gun owners: Just say no to the SAFE Act

Gun owners: Just say no to the SAFE Act – he New York SAFE Act may have been passed by the state more than a year ago, but there has been no let-up in the opposition posed by gun owners to the law that restricts some gun rights, including “high-capacity magazines”, limiting all magazines to ten rounds. The law also requires background checks for ammunition purchases, and dealers are required to report all such purchases. Other components of the law include the creation of a registry of assault weapons, the requirement that mental health professionals report when a patient makes a credible threat of harming others, broadening the definition of an assault weapon, background checks for all gun sales, and increases in penalties for shooting first responders, among others. Since its passage — which was in response to the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School — the law, and the speed with which it was passed, has generated enormous opposition across the state.