Proposed changes to SAFE Act pass Senate, Chenango’s Sheriff and DA weigh in

ALBANY — It was announced Monday that a bill sponsored by NY Senator James Seward regarding amendments to the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (SAFE Act) has been passed by the Senate.

The proposed legislation would amend and repeal several of the provisions of the SAFE Act currently in place in New York as begun by New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Chenango County Sheriff Ernest R. Cutting Jr. and Chenango County District Attorney Joseph McBride both weighed in on the proposed changes Seward wrote into the bill and the SAFE Act itself.

“I voted against the NY-SAFE Act when it was first proposed and have joined law-abiding gun owners in calling for full repeal of this over-reaching, flawed policy ever since it was rushed into law,” said Seward. “While the political landscape in our state is a deterrent to completely erasing this right-restricting law, I do want to make sure that some of the most burdensome provisions are eliminated, and my legislation helps accomplish that goal.”

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