Gun Owners Furious over NY Law

January 15, 2013 Updated Jan 15, 2013 at 10:00 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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January 15, 2013 Updated Jan 15, 2013 at 10:00 PM EDT


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) The Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (NYSAFE) is now law in New York State.

Late Tuesday afternoon, the NYSAFE Act passed the New York State Assembly and was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The new law will restrict the sale of assault weapons, require background checks for both public and private gun sales, allow guns to be taken away from individuals suffering with mental health problems, and will limit gun magazines to holding only 7 bullets instead of the current 10.

NYSAFE will also increase penalties for carrying a gun on school grounds, and adds a life-without-parole sentence for people convicted of killing a first responder (Webster Provision).

While the quick movement of the NYSAFE Act into law is being hailed by Governor Cuomo, gun owners are furious.

"It is unconstitutional and against the Bill of Rights, and I'm absolutely disgusted that the Governor has taken that route," added an upset gun owner outside the Buffalo Gun Center.

"With the exception for that one about mental health, it isn't going to do one darn thing to prevent mass murders by criminals or crazy people," added Budd Schroeder, chairman of the Shooter's Committee on Political Education.

"I don't think the upstate gun owners are going to comply with the enthusiasm that the politicians hoped for."