Nearly 1000 New Yorkers Arrested Under SAFE Act

Friday, November 29, 2013
By Paul Martin

by Robert Farago
November 29, 2013

“Nearly 1,000 people have been charged under the NY Safe Act in the eight months since the tougher gun control law was passed, according to the state’s Division of Criminal Justice Services,” reports. “Nearly 90 percent were accused of a crime that pre-dates the new act – including having a sawed-off long gun or an unregistered pistol – but was elevated to a felony when the Safe Act went on the books Jan. 15. The arrests dealing with the more controversial portions of the Safe Act, including possession of a large capacity magazine or a newly defined ‘assault weapon,’ are far fewer . . . Across the state, 20 people have been charged with this misdemeanor . . . seven people have been charged with failing to register their assault weapons.” This despite the fact that the law breakers still have until January 15th, 2014 to get rid of their banned “high capacity” magazines and until April 15th, 2014 to register their “assault rifles.” Imagine the fun when the deadlines expire. [h/t OneIfByLand]

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