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Additional provisions of SAFE Act take effect Monday
JOHNSTOWN -- Additional provisions of New York’s SAFE Act will take effect April 15, including restricting the number of rounds a gun owner can keep in a magazine. The law was modified to allow gun owners to keep standard magazines, but they may only have seven rounds.
“What it does is creates a burden on the law-abiding citizen. It doesn't do anything to curb those who are going to do evil. So maybe we should use the laws that we have in place at this time to curb evil by prosecuting those that do it,” said John DelSavio, board member at the Pine Tree Rifle Club.
During the club’s annual gun show and swap meet Sunday, $2 of the admission price went to the New York State Pistol and Rifle Association’s legal challenge to the act.
Gun owners will still be allowed to fully load their magazines with ten rounds at state-recognized ranges, but the New York Sheriff’s Association said it was against the provisions
“The new law will unfairly limit the ability of law‐abiding citizens to purchase firearms in New York. It bears repeating that it is our belief that the reduction of magazine capacity will not make New Yorkers or our communities safer,” read a statement posted on the association’s website. “Sheriffs will continue to enforce all laws of the state and will protect the rights of all citizens, including those rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New York. “
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