PHOTOS BY MIKE GRIES
The movement to overturn Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “NY SAFE Act” continues to grow. Over 10,000 pro-gunners showed up at an Albany rally last Thursday and several more counties passed resolutions seeking repeal of the bill. When all is said and done about 50 out 62 counties will have passed similar resolutions. In addition, the Sheriffs Association has spoken against most of the bill’s provisions, calling them unrealistic, unenforceable and implying they are of dubious constitutionality, while the NY County Clerks Association has derided the state for passing on millions in costs to county governments for upkeep of “opt-out” records. Rockland Clerk Paul Piperato has said he wants the state to make pistol permits private by default, so as to save time and money. Cuomo has continued to repeat that he will not make major changes to the bill, however a Chautauqua Supreme Court Judge the Hon. Deborah Chimes has said the state must make a case for the constitutionality of the bill before April 29. If the state fails to pass the legal tests put before it, major parts of the bill may be overturned.