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New York: “SAFE Act” Registration Deadline is Tomorrow, April 15

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tomorrow, April 15, the year-old “SAFE Act” will require gun owners to register any firearm that falls within the anti-gun Legislature’s new definition of a semi-automatic “assault weapon,” or risk becoming a felon.  The NRA actively opposed this egregious legislation last January while it was being rammed through the legislative process by Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) within a 24-hour period without any public input or committee hearings.  Your NRA continues to vigorously oppose this law.

The implementation of the SAFE Act has been plagued with problems, and many of its provisions have either been overturned by the courts or suspended.  In December, the District Court for the Western District of New York struck down the seven-round magazine capacity limit saying it is arbitrary.  Also, the portion of this law dealing with background checks on ammunition purchases, which was set to go into effect in January, was suspended because the State Police have no means of completing such checks.

Over the last year, the vast majority of county legislatures across New York have adopted resolutions condemning the SAFE Act, and many sheriffs have gone on record in opposition to the law, saying they refuse to enforce it.  The State Police have failed to disclose how many people have complied with the law’s registration requirement to date.  The speculation is that their failure to release this information is directly correlated to the embarrassing figures that such a revelation would reveal.  Despite the overwhelming opposition to the new law, the New York Assembly, just days ago, defeated legislation in committee to either completely and partially repeal the SAFE Act.

This law does nothing but go after law-abiding gun owners, turning hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers into potential felons.  Cuomo has attacked law-abiding citizens while failing to address violent crime or public safety.  The NRA is providing significant support to the litigation by our state association, the New York Rifle and Pistol Association.  NRA attorneys have also submitted an amicus brief in the lawsuit, challenging the constitutionality of this draconian law.


Please continue to follow NRA-ILA alerts for the latest developments on the SAFE Act.



Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Appropriations Act Signed Into Law With Important Pro-Second Amendment Provisions

On Wednesday, November 25, the President signed S. 1356, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 into law. Included in the bill were some very important pro-gun provisions that represent the culmination of long-term efforts by ...


Friday, May 15, 2015

Obama Administration Opposes CMP Handgun Sales

The House of Representatives has approved Congressman Mike D. Rogers’ amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which—if accepted in ...

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered ...


Friday, November 27, 2015

President Obama Signs NRA-Backed Measures into Law

President Barack Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). It includes several NRA-backed provisions -- expanding gun rights on stateside military bases; prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from banning traditional ammunition; and saving taxpayer dollars ...


Friday, November 20, 2015

“F” Stands for Fail: Gun Turn-in Event Nets a Stack of Paper Pledges and Some Surplus Sporting Goods

Recently, we reported on Hillary Clinton’s praise for local firearm “buyback” events and her view that forcing Americans to participate ...


Friday, November 20, 2015

Anti-gun Politicians, Media Exploit Paris Attacks in “Terrorist Gap” Rehash

The Paris terrorist attacks were not easily pinned on America’s supposedly lax gun laws or the NRA, but ...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Michigan: Governor Snyder Signs Firearm Inheritance Protection Act

Today, November 24, Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed Senate Bills 225 and 226.


Friday, November 20, 2015

Brussels Pushes Gun Control in Wake of Paris Attacks

On November 18, the European Commission expedited a plan to overhaul the European Union’s already restrictive gun control laws. The ...


Friday, November 20, 2015

Overwhelming 81 Percent of Current and Former Military have Unfavorable View of Clinton

More bad news for Hillary Clinton. Coming off the heels of survey results that found the former Secretary ...

Washington Times  

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

White House to GOP: Worry about gun control

The White House said Monday that Republicans concerned about Syrian refugees waging terrorist attacks in the U.S. should focus their energy instead on banning guns sales to people on the government’s terrorist watch list.


Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.