SAFE Act put on trial at forum – The furor created amongst gun rights advocates when the New York S.A.F.E. Act was passed has not been forgotten, at least as evidenced by the crowd who turned out for a gun forum at the Brunswick Volunteer Fire Company in spite of the rain on Monday evening.  The S.A.F.E. Act was crafted on the heels of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School and signed into law earlier this year. It has mandated a more strict definition of assault weapons, increased regulation of ammunition, and mandatory background checks for private gun sales.  “There’s a lot of gun owners who don’t know, really, what the SAFE Act is all about,” said state Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R – 107 Assembly District). “This is about making them aware.”