New York Governor Andrew Cuomo rammed through the NY SAFE Act after Sandy Hook, hoping that the hastily passed, virtually unread bill would help springboard him towards the 2016 Democrat Presidential nomination.
Instead, the unconstitutional law has been condemned by law enforcement officers across the state, has been the subject of a rebellion by residents who refused to register their firearms, and now Cuomo is having to back off the crown jewel of the NY SAFE Act, his ammunition control database:
Gov. Cuomo is backing off a key element of his much-heralded 2013 gun control law, the NY-SAFE Act.
In a major concession to Senate Republicans and new Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, the Cuomo administration has agreed to suspend development of a troubled statewide database of ammunition sales.
The agreement also gives Flanagan a veto over the database’s future development, stating that “no expenditures of state monies shall be allocated” for its future development unless both sides agree on a plan to move forward.
“This is a clear victory for Second Amendment rights in New York,” said Sen. James Seward (R-Oneonta), who announced the deal.
“The plan to establish a statewide ammunition database has been fraught with problems since it was first conceived, not to mention it infringes on the rights of lawful firearm owners,” Seward added.
Not a single life has been saved as a result of the NY Safe Act, but then, the goal was never to save lives. The goal of NY SAFE was to make Andrew Coumo popular enough to boost his chances of a White House run.
How’s that working out for you, Andy?