New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued the following statement on passage of the NY Safe Act today:
Governor Cuomo, Majority Coalition Leaders Skelos and Klein, and Speaker Silver have shown that it's possible to act quickly – and in a bipartisan fashion – to enact gun laws that will make our communities safer. The responsible and comprehensive gun reform bills the Governor signed into law today will help keep guns away from criminals and others who are already prohibited from purchasing them.
The bills will also strengthen the State’s tough but sensible restrictions against military-style weapons and high capacity magazines. The bi-partisan cooperation that produced these bills sets an example for Washington to follow, and it makes clear that the Senate’s new majority coalition is capable of working with the Assembly and delivering results for New York State.