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New York: Sheriffs take stand on S.A.F.E. Act

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

After the passage in January of tougher gun restrictions in New York, sheriffs across the state have joined a federal lawsuit challenging the legislation "to reinforce the sheriffs' position that portions of the (legislation) need to be changed and have a potentially negative impact on law abiding citizens," said Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero.
The New York State Sheriffs' Association and five individual sheriffs have added their position to the record in the lawsuit filed by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association regarding the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act of 2013. The individual sheriffs listed are Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Oswego County Sheriff Reuel Todd, Putnam County Sheriff Donald Smith and Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey.

Read the article: The Daily Messenger (Canandaigua, N.Y.)



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