Judge Rules That State Must Release Safe Act Statistics

May 7, 2015

ALBANY, NY – New York State Supreme Court Judge Thomas McNamara has ruled that the state has to release the number of New Yorkers who have registered their weapons under the Safe Act.

Assemblyman Bill Nojay (R,  Pittsford) said, “The SAFE Act never had anything to do with preventing crime or tragedy, which is why Andrew Cuomo is now refusing to provide any meaningful information about its enforcement. It was a staged theatric, which will do nothing more than snag otherwise law-abiding New York citizens in a nightmare of compliance problems. Let us now see whether the Governor, himself, complies with a court order for the sharing of information with the public.”

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano says he applauds the decision and believes it’s an important decision to address transparency and secrecy that has surrounded this issue.  Palmesano says disclosure of this information is important and he hopes the governor and the state police comply with the decision.