It’s almost as if Andrew Cuomo and his anti-gun cronies didn’t think through any of the logistics of enforcing the SAFE Act when they slammed it into law in the middle of the night five years ago . . . County clerks want meeting with Cuomo over handgun laws
County clerks across the state are seeking an emergency meeting with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other leaders about a Jan. 31 deadline for re-certifying handgun licenses under the 2013 SAFE Act gun control law.
County clerks, who keep track of handgun licenses in their individual counties, say they are being besieged with questions about details of the new requirement. And they have their own questions about enforcement of the law.
“We are unable to answer the numerous questions from our mutual constituents and other interested parties,” reads a Dec. 7 letter signed by Association President Annette Hill, of New York City.
Just over 200,000 handgun owners have “re-certified” their permits so far.
The 2013 SAFE Act which Cuomo pushed through following the massacre in which 20 children and six adults died at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Ct., is best known for its ban on assault-style weapons.
But the law also requires recertification of handgun licenses every five years. With the law’s fifth anniversary approaching, handgun owners who were registered prior to January 2013 are due to re-certify.
But there are an estimated 1.25 million handgun owners in New York. Most of them were issued permits before the SAFE Act became law. And they only have until January 31 to get re-certified. Tick. Tock.
Part of the problem, (New York State Rifle and Pistol Association president Tom) King said, is it’s unclear how complete or up-to-date the current records are so it’s difficult to gauge the level of compliance.
What could possibly go wrong?