The NY SAFE Act has come into full swing as residents of New York City received letters from authorities recently. The letters stated that their firearms were illegal, and if they weren’t handed in voluntarily, that they would be forcefully confiscated.
Under the new, highly criticized law, weapons that can hold more than 5 rounds are considered illegal within the boundaries of the city. The letter does provide three ways in which residents can legally abide by the new law. You can either hand over your weapon, submit a notarized letter that states you destroyed the weapon, or provide the utility bill of the address where you will keep the weapon outside of city limits.
Fox News states that gun owners from the area are quite upset with the letters. They explain that, “A gun collector who never fired a gun in his life, but has a few antiques might have to get them altered. These are not the people law enforcement should be targeting. We think it’s an abuse of power by the NYPD.”
Fox News Reports:
“The SAFE Act was the first law in the nation prompted by the December 2012 killing of 20 first-graders and six educators in Newtown, Conn. Its passage was seen as a victory for gun-control advocates because it expands a ban on military-style weapons, requires mental health professionals to report threats, limits magazines to seven bullets, taxes bullets and creates a registry.”
Despite the unconstitutionality of the act as well as multiple grassroots’ operations in opposition of the act, Governor Cuomo is still marching forward with the law. Every country government outside of the city and Albany, have written letters demanding the repeal of the NY SAFE Act.
It appears as if another politician has no regard for the public’s will as it does not align with his own.