NY SAFE Act Faces Changes

January 23, 2013 Updated Jan 23, 2013 at 1:52 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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January 23, 2013 Updated Jan 23, 2013 at 1:52 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - More potential problems are surfacing with New York State's new gun laws. Some have to do with how the law impacts law enforcement.

Lawmakers admit, the New York SAFE Act does not have any provisions to exclude law enforcement from carrying magazines with more than seven rounds.

If the law stayed how it is, law enforcement in New York carrying magazines with more than seven rounds would be criminals.

However, those opposed say this mistake happened because it was rushed through without the typical three day waiting period.

State Senator Patrick Gallivan (R-NY 59) says "I do believe that there were some mistakes made just do to the haste, the message of necessity and avoiding the normal three day waiting period."

However, State Senator Mark Grisanti (R-NY 60) says "We knew that there were certain amendments that were going to have to be added to the bill and its not as if the majority of measures were affected immediately, it takes 60 days."

Grisanti says nobody in the state legislature is opposed to current or retired law enforcement carrying these magazines. He adds that the state legislature plans to amend the NY SAFE Act to allow law enforcement members to carry the weapons restricted in the law.

Gallivan says there are other changes that will have to be made to the SAFE Act. He says most of the other "mistakes" are "technical" and do not carry major implications.