Grand Island Calls For Suspension of NY SAFE Act

March 5, 2013 Updated Nov 2, 2013 at 1:06 PM EDT

By John Borsa

March 5, 2013 Updated Nov 2, 2013 at 1:06 PM EDT

GRAND ISLAND, NY (WKBW) - The Grand Island Town Board unanimously approved a resolution calling for the repeal of New York's SAFE Act Monday night.

"I'd like to see it repealed," said Supervisor Mary Cooke. "We're asking for suspension of it. I just think you need to start over again."

Starting over is highly unlikely, but Senate Republicans announced that major changes to the law could be considered in the Senate.

While Assembly Democrats would likely try to block such changes, the law does require lawmakers to fix several technical errors.

It is possible that Republicans could block the fixes until its major changes are approved.

One change, according to GOP leader Dean Skelos would be to eliminate the law's 7-round provision and allow ten-round clips.

However, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would be apposed to any changes to the law, beyond technical fixes.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.