Governor Cuomo signed the NY SAFE Act last January (Photo: Karen DeWitt)
A growing number of New York sheriffs are expressing fierce opposition to New York’s tough new gun control law, the SAFE Act, which was signed into law earlier this year.
Some sheriffs have said they won’t actively enforce the law, and the issue has become a flash point in the Saratoga County sheriffs race.
In that contest, Warren County sheriff investigator Jeff Gildersleeve — one of the candidates for the Saratoga office — has said that if elected he won’t enforce the SAFE Act, which he has described as unconstitutional.
I asked Governor Cuomo about the issue yesterday when he visited the Adirondacks. (I raise the issue at around :30 on the tape.)
Honestly, I didn’t expect such a fierce response. He said law enforcement “picking and choosing” which laws to enforce would bring “chaos” and would set a “dangerous precedent.”
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