NY SAFE Act Provision Going Into Effect

April 14, 2013 Updated Apr 14, 2013 at 11:49 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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April 14, 2013 Updated Apr 14, 2013 at 11:49 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - On Monday, the magazine limit goes into effect in New York State and the one year mark kicks off for assault weapons owners to register their guns.

Whether you or for or against the NY SAFE Act, many agree the law is one of the most polarizing issues to hit the state.

Monday, it is going to intensify.

The assault weapons registration form will be posted on the state police website. This marks the one year countdown for registration requirements.

It also makes gun advocates nervous.

Budd Schroeder, with the Shooters Committee on Political Education, says "They can't confiscate something unless they know where it is -- and that's where registration is. It worked very well in Nazi Germany."

Many gun owners say they will not register, and compare the NY SAFE Act the prohibition in the 1920's.

Also on Monday, magazines can only hold seven rounds.

However, advocates say that does not make sense. You can still buy a 10-round magazine in New York, you just cannot fill it up.

Holding up a magazine, Schroeder explains "I have seven rounds in it. So I am an honest, upstanding citizen of New York. But if I put this cartridge in there, even though I don't have the gun, I become a criminal."

However, gun control advocates have long said that something needs to be done.

At one point, there was concern because the SAFE Act did not exempt law enforcement from carrying assault weapons or high capacity magazines. That has since been clarified.

New York State has set-up a hotline number for people with questions. It is 1-855-LAW-GUNS.