Should New York State repeal the SAFE act?

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Should NYS repeal the SAFE Act? The Most opposed piece of legislation in state history. If you own a firearm in New York State you know about the secure ammunition and firearms enforcement act or SAFE act for short. What you may not know about it though is much more important. What most people don’t realize is that this law is under more opposition than any other law in the state’s history “As of 3/11/2013, we've had 127,715 people sign the petition!” (New York senator Kathleen Marchione). There are many explanations why. What I am here to ask is should assault be legal and unrestricted in the state of New York, and is it legal to restrict them the way that the legislators of the state have? Problems with legislation. The SAFE act has considerable problems with the legislation, for instance it is already in the process of amendment because of the way the law was written. According to the New York State Sheriff’s association (NYSSA) this law could potentially make law enforcement officials be committing crimes just by carrying their standard issue sidearm under the new definition of an “assault weapon”. The amount of ammunition that is allowed by law to be loaded into a firearm criminalize many popular handguns, even those used by the military like the Beretta m9 9mm, which is the standard issue side arm of the United States military that has an ammo capacity of a whopping 15 bullets. 16 bullets if one is locked in the chamber. According to this new law only seven are allowed to be loaded at any given time except when in a competition on a range. Along with this the question is raised about the morality of this new law. Many mental health professionals raise the question of whether or not they should be required to report the m... ... middle of paper ... however, there are many videos on it everywhere. The real bottom line is the people have to decide for themselves. Works cited "Central New York." The Post-Standard. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2013. "New York Passes Major Gun Control Law -- First since Newtown Massacre." NBC News. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2013. "The New York World." The New York World. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2013. "NY SAFE Act." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 Nov. 2013. Web. 01 Dec. 2013. "Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting: What Happened?" CNN. Cable News Network, n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2013. "STAND UP FOR THE SECOND AMENDMENT BY STANDING WITH NEW YORK STATE SENATOR KATHLEEN MARCHIONE." New York State Senate. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2013. "Two Firefighters Shot and Killed after Responding to Fire in West Webster." Rochester, NY News. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2013.
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