Cuomo SAFE Act Doesn’t Shoot Straight - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com
With his new gun control law, Cuomo seems to have "jumped the shark." That term seems to apply as it is defined in the Urban Dictionary as the point "when something that was once great has reached a point where it will now decline in quality and popularity."
Post-Standard reporter Tim Knauss writes of blowback coming from the 31 New York counties which have passed resolutions calling for repeal of the SAFE Act. If half the counties in a state think their governor has gone too far, he has probably gone too far.
New York already had a 10-round gun magazine limit in place when Cuomo pushed through a seven-round limit. Only a few pistol manufacturers make a seven-round magazine, so passing a law requiring them amounts to a de facto total ban on most firearms.
Under pre-SAFE Act law, New York State residents cannot possess handguns even in their homes without $55.75, fingerprinting, four character references, safety courses, police interviews, and months of delay. The purchase of pistol ammunition also requires a state-issued pistol permit.