De Blasio noted, however, that rollback of SAFE Act provisions would be a setback for gun control.
“That law was passed by the Legislature, signed by the governor. It was the right thing to do, and we just can’t go backwards, especially after Newtown, which was the inspiration for that law being passed, which I thought was going to lead to a lot more in terms of sensible gun regulations than it did around the country,” de Blasio said, referring to the December 2012 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. “We just cannot go backwards on gun safety. That’s the bottom line.”
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