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Central New Yorkers Skeptical of New Gun Law

Governer Cuomo has been a longtime supporter of the safe act since the Newtown, Connecticut shooting last year. But some Central New Yorkers are skeptical it will make the state any safer.
Governor Cuomo has been a longtime supporter of the safe act since the Newtown, Connecticut shooting last year. But some Central New Yorkers are skeptical it will make the state any safer.
"It's not the gun, the gun doesn't shoot itself," says Brian Cornacchia, of Floyd.
Internet ammunition sales must go through a licensed dealer. Customers can no longer go through a vendor. But some aren't convinced this is the solution.
"If somebody is really looking to hurt someone, they'll find a way to get stuff they need to hurt people," says Justin Dutch, of Whitesboro.
Recreational shooters and hunters could be some of those whom are most affected by the law.
"What would change is it make it harder for the law abiding citizen that wants to enjoy the sport of shooting,” says Ron Acee, of Vernon, “which it is a recreational sport it's going to put a hindrance on what they do for their recreation."
Some believe that just learning how to handle a gun properly could really be a step in the right direction.
Gun owning supporters say learning to shoot a gun could be a more effective solution opposed to the legislation.
"I think that they should make it that the everyday citizen, everybody learns how to use a firearm and either owns one or knows own to use one because it would probably create less crime,” says Acee.
Another part of the safe act would require people that buy ammunition to get background checks. But it’s not clear when that part of the law will take effect. Ana Rivera, Eyewitness News, Vernon.
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