SAFE Act repeal rejected in Assembly committee

SAFE Act repeal rejected in Assembly committee – An attempt to repeal the state’s tough gun-control law didn’t make it out an Assembly committee today, Assemblyman David DiPietro, R-East Aurora, Erie County, said.  Republican lawmakers and gun-rights advocates have been pushing the Legislature to repeal the SAFE Act, which was adopted in January 2013. The repeal has no chance of passage in the Legislature, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo has hailed the law as making the state safer after the Newtown school shootings in December 2012.  The SAFE Act repeal bill was unanimously rejected by the Democratic-led Assembly Codes Committee. A bill needs to be approved out of committee before it can be brought to the floor for a vote by the full chamber.