Officials to Discuss NY SAFE Act in WNY

January 28, 2013 Updated Jan 28, 2013 at 1:07 AM EDT

By WKBW News
By Rachel Elzufon

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Officials to Discuss NY SAFE Act in WNY

January 28, 2013 Updated Jan 28, 2013 at 1:07 AM EDT

Clarence, NY (WKBW) - Governor Andrew Cuomo will be dispatching teams of state officials to local counties to explain the New York SAFE Act.

The state's new gun bill has been the center of controversy since its recent passage.

Thousands protested in downtown Buffalo within a week of the law being signed. Government officials and law enforcement have spoken out both for and against the law.

State police officials and members of the Division of Criminal Justices Services will travel across the state to host workshops aimed at explaining the law.

A workshop is scheduled in Western New York at the Clarence Public Library on Tuesday at Noon.