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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Cuomo Plays Games With SAFE Act

From Rich Karlin at Capitol Confidential:

It was initially touted as a key component of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s SAFE Act gun control law, but a statewide ammunition registry, which was supposed to begin in January 2014 has never been triggered and is being laid aside, according to an agreement announced late Friday between the Republican-led Senate majority and the Administration.


Shelving of the data base was memorialized through a memorandum signed by GOP Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Jim Malatras, Cuomo’s state operations director.

Timing of news about the deal was notable — just before 5 p.m. on a July Friday.

Ah, yes, sending out news of the MOU at 5 PM on a July Friday - must be something Cuomo is quite proud of.

Cuomo Watch had some analysis on twitter last night:

There you have it - an unenforceable part of a paper law rolled back as a political ploy to help some of Cuomo's Republican allies in the state Senate.

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