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By AWR Hawkins

I Will Not Comply

90 Percent of NY Gun Owners Refusing SAFE Act Registration

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Washington DC - -(  With the April 15 2014 deadline for gun registration under the SAFE Act fast approaching, estimates indicate over 90 percent of gun owners have yet to comply.

Making matters worse for elected officials–and Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) in particular–is the fact that many law enforcement officers at various levels have openly stated that they will not enforce SAFE Act requirements.

According to, while the state waits for the “registration of 1 million firearms designated as ‘assault weapons’ under the NY SAFE Act,” leaks believed to be coming from within the New York State Police indicate the number registered to date is “as low as…3,000-5,000 firearms.”

This is figure is impossible to verify beyond a shadow of doubt because a provision in the SAFE Act forbids law enforcement from releasing registration figures.

Breitbart News reported that SAFE Act protesters gathered on March 16 2014 and burned “nearly a thousand gun registration forms.” And on March 28 2014 it was reported that NY State Police decided not to enforce the SAFE Act’s 7-round magazine limit.

In January of this year The Oneida Daily Dispatch reported that Assemblyman Bill Nojay (R-Pittsford) suggested that law enforcement is not going to be eager to go after those who refuse to comply:

“The rank and file troopers don’t want anything to do with it. [And] I don’t know of a single sheriff upstate who is going to enforce it.”

Nojay continued: “If you don’t have the troopers and you don’t have the sheriffs, who have you got? You’ve got Andrew Cuomo pounding on the table in Albany.”

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  • 12 User comments to “90 Percent of NY Gun Owners Refusing SAFE Act Registration”

    1. Sadly, all that one can do is estimate the numbers. The Cuomo’s purposeful language protects him, and his ilk, by not showing the stats. The New York State Assembly Minority Sportsmen Caucus should add a bill to correct this issue, for without public stats, how will the Legislature, or the citizens, know that it is time to bail on this taxpayer waste.

    2. Living “free” today and into the future is achieved via taking the risks inherent in non-compliance. You’ll also need to be a millionaire to live as “free” as a poor person did not that long ago. That’s the long view.

    3. WNY gun owner on April 9, 2014 at 3:06 AM said:

      The 7 round limit was declared unconstitutional and can’t be enforced anyway. NYSP not enforcing it is kinda a moot point as it’s not in the act anymore. With that said, FUAC!

    4. TSgt B on April 9, 2014 at 6:42 AM said:


      Dumbass. COME AND GET THEM!

    5. Thom Paine on April 9, 2014 at 6:53 AM said:

      “Cuomo pounding the table” :-) He can pound sand for all I care. He and his cultural marxist,unlawfull scumbag friends in this country need a wakeup call. For violation of their oaths of office it should be a severe wake up call too. Prison would be a start.

    6. To think that cops at all levels will refuse to enforce the SAFE Act could be the most naive thinking I’ve ever heard. As if today’s overly militarized police forces give a rats azz about constitutional rights. They listen to their paymasters before the founding fathers.

    7. You go guys… stand your ground.

    8. Bob Shell on April 9, 2014 at 11:57 AM said:

      If I had the misfortune of living in that sewer I would not register mine either. It is an unjust law and should not be obeyed

    9. Captain Bob on April 9, 2014 at 12:55 PM said:

      I left NY (Yonkers) long ago and never looked back. It’s a cesspool of Socialistic-thinking azzholes who beleive that the gov’t knows what’s best for the peons. I’m gratified that the good citizens of NY are showing that they have the balls to employ civil disobedience to an unjust and unconstitutional law.

    10. Instead of prison make them like in the inner city unarmed

    11. Any half-wit knows the government tyrants will whip out their “pen and phone” to declare all registered guns illegal.It ain’t rocket science.

    12. Stop the Insanity….by voting these idiots out of office and not voting for Cuomo if he runs for POTUS.

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