Gov. Andrew Cuomo again today stressed that law enforcement shouldn’t arbitrarily decide what laws to enforce when it comes to their opposition to the state’s controversial gun-control law.
Sheriffs have knocked the gun law, called the SAFE Act, which Cuomo shepherded through the Legislature in January, and have joined a lawsuit seeking to overturn it. The law limits the number of bullets in a magazine to seven and requires additional registration of guns by owners.
Sheriffs have contended that the law is unconstitutional, and they’ve expressed leeriness in enforcing it.
Cuomo said police don’t decide what laws they like and don’t like.
“It’s not their job to pick and choose, and that obviously would be a dangerous and frightening precedent,” Cuomo said.