Gov. Cuomo is backing off a key element of his much heralded 2013 gun control law, the NY-SAFE Act.
In a major concession to Senate Republicans and new Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, the Cuomo administration agreed to suspend development of a troubled statewide database of ammunition sales.
The agreement also gives Flanagan a veto over the database’s future development, stating that “no expenditures of state monies shall be allocated" for its future development unless both sides agree on a plan to move forward.
"This is a clear victory for Second Amendment rights in New York," said Sen. James Seward (R-Oneonta), who announced the deal.
"The plan to establish a statewide ammunition database has been fraught with problems since it was first conceived, not to mention it infringes on the rights of lawful firearm owners,’ Seward added.
Maybe the reason for this change is because it was "fraught with problems," not because it "infringes on the rights of lawful firearm owners."