ALBANY, N.Y. -- Key measures of the NY SAFE Act kicked in on Monday April 15, and owners of guns now classified as assault weapons must register their weapons with the state.
Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple tells us he's been over the new law dozens of times, and when it comes to safety; he says he's not sure if it will make a real difference but it will be up to his guys to try and enforce it.
It's now illegal to have a gun with more than 7 bullets in the magazine. All guns that have been reclassified as assault weapons must be registered with the state on this website with an interactive tool to help gun owners know whether or not they need to register.
People have one year from now to register their weapons. If they don't and are caught, they'll first receive a 30-day warning and could eventually be charged with a misdemeanor.