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State Police on hand for questions about new gun laws


SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - The public was invited to address their questions and concerns regarding the New York SAFE Act and the division of criminal justice services directly to State Police Wednesday night.

The forum was held inside the Schenectady Public Library where gun owners wasted no time expressing their opinions on the new gun law.

"Even if I register it, I can't pass the deer rifle that I harvested my first deer with onto my kids? Because when I die that rifle needs to be turned over and destroyed, is that correct? I know that's near and dear to a lot of people's hearts," said one attendee.

"What constitutes a large quantity ammunition purchase? There's no trick number that's going to alert the authorities to say go check out this guy," said another.

The forum was just one of at least eight held this week across upstate New York, trying to clarify what some consider to be confusing or complicated in the new gun control legislation.

Despite the questions about how the new law will work, some seemed fixed on expressing their opinions.

"I do not believe this law will save one life," someone stated.

State police explained they weren't behind the legislation, they were merely trying to explain how it would be enforced, reminding gun owners that while the law was passed quickly, regulations are still being fine tuned.


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