NYSRPA statement regarding low SAFE Act gun registration numbers
ALBANY, NY (06/23/2015)(readMedia)-- In response to the SAFE Act gun registration numbers released by the New York State Police, NYSRPA President Tom King made this statement:
"I am amused at the pathetically low numbers of New Yorkers who registered their so-called assault rifles. The number of individuals who registered their guns is 24,000 and many of these are law-enforcement officials mandated to comply by their department. In short, New Yorkers have, by their lack of compliance, effectively repealed a portion of the NY SAFE Act. Congratulations to the gun owners of New York State."
"The NY SAFE Act is a blatant violation of our specifcally enumerated Constitutional freedom, period. I am proud of the comprehensive litigation that NYSRPA has filed with the help and support of the NRA to overturn this deeply-flawed law. New York gun owners know it is flawed and they are not complying with it. I am confident that we will ultimately prevail in getting significant portions of the law overturned in the courts."