Sunday, July 12, 2015

Cuomo administration suspends development of statewide database of ammunition sales, key element of SAFE Act

New York Daily News as suggested by Thomas

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."

1 comment:

  1. "Maybe the reason for this change is because it was "fraught with problems,"

    The Safe Act has been fraught with problems from day one when the Governor used a procedural rule designed for emergencies to eliminate the normally required three day debate on the bill. This necessitated among other things having to call a special session to fix the worst problems.
    It has also resulted in citizens having to go to court to fix clerical errors and have confiscated firearms returned to them. And of course there is the widespread noncompliance of the registration of "assault weapons".