Many of the sheriffs in New York State are refusing to enforce the new SAFE Act, a number of anti-gun laws pushed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. These include a ban on magazines that hold more than seven rounds and the ban on new sales and retroactive registration of many semi-automatic rifles.
Some of these sheriffs are saying flat-out that they believe the law to be unconstitutional.
Much of New York state outside of the city of New York is actually rather conservative and firearms ownership and hunting are common in up-state New York.
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