After the release of new statistics demonstrating glaring inefficiencies in the NY SAFE Act, Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) is calling for a full repeal of the 2013 law. The report, issued by Gannett, shows that the vast majority (81%) of violations took place in New York City, and upstate had roughly one-sixth the number of cases as downstate. McLaughlin has been a leading opponent of the measure since it was rushed through the Legislature in the middle of the night.
“I don’t know what’s more embarrassing, Cuomo’s book deal or the new SAFE Act numbers,” McLaughlin said. “This ranks right up there with START-UP NY, the Tappan Zee financial plan and buying votes with property-tax checks. We are finally finding out what we knew three years ago, that the SAFE Act does nothing but make criminals of law-abiding firearm owners to satisfy Cuomo’s liberal base. Clearly this is a downstate problem, and a one-size-fits-all approach to public policy is dangerous. The fight to repeal this law is alive and well and I am leading the charge.”
Assemblyman McLaughlin represents the 107th district, which consists of parts of Rensselaer, Columbia and Washington counties. For more information,
please visit Assemblyman McLaughlin’s Official Website