SAFE Act exemption for officers to become law

Governor Cuomo says he’ll add an exemption for retire law enforcement officers under the SAFE Act.

On Tuesday, Cuomo said he’d sign a new measure to exempt former officers from the SAFE Act’s limits on ammunition.

Cuomo agreed retired law enforcement officers have a different level of training and should therefore be treated differently.

Lawmakers voted to approve the exemption in both the Senate and Assembly. The region’s three state senators all opposed the measure, saying the retired officers should not be given rights that other law-abiding gun owners don’t have.


All have called for a full repeal of the SAFE Act.


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