At Tuesday’s Rockland County Legislature meeting, a resolution amended by Legislator Frank Sparaco urging the state to make changes to the NY SAFE Act passed 10-5 with two absences.
On Thursday, Sparaco announced to the public some more details about his amendment to a resolution originally brought to the legislature by Legislators Ed Day and Chris Carey.
Sparaco at Tuesday’s meeting said his amendment wasn’t asking the state to repeal the SAFE Act, as there are parts included in the bill he supports.
“It’s essentially a repeal of all the bad parts of the SAFE Act,” Sparaco said.
Those parts of the SAFE Act include:
- prohibiting magazines with a capacity of more than seven rounds of ammunition
- requiring individuals to register rifles
- requiring dealers to conduct background checks and maintain records for the sale of ammunition
- requiring individuals to renew permits every five years
- expanding the definition of assault weapons based on arbitrary features, rather than function or use
Sparaco’s resolution also asks to provide exemptions for law enforcement officers in regards to limiting magazine rounds and purchasing ammunition, should those amendments not be fully taken out of the SAFE Act.