Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi has joined Senator James Seward in introducing legislation that would amend or repeal some provisions of Governor Cuomo’s gun control SAFE Act.
Brindisi, a Democrat, cited “responsible gun owners” with “valid objections” for his reasoning behind backing the four bills.
Via State of Politics:
The proposals would end the ban on giving long guns as gifts to relatives and pistol permit holders, repeal a provision in the law that limits 10-round magazines to seven rounds and end the requirement for ammunition retailers to register with the state and provide background checks on customers.
At the same time, county judges would be banned from “imposing extraneous restrictions” in issuing pistol and handgun licenses.
It’s not unusual for Republicans to seek amendments or outright repeals of the law, which has become a lightning rod for gun-rights advocates around the state and country.
But it is eyebrow-raising for a Democrat to back such a sweeping repeal.