A Republican candidate for the state Senate said today that New York should delay implementation of the SAFE Act, saying it is “New York’s very own Obamacare.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo today hailed the law, which was adopted a year ago, and said he has no plans to make any changes.
Coughlan is trying to appeal to his Republican and conservative base as he runs in what will be a crowded field for the nomination to run against Democratic Sen. Terry Gipson, R-Rhinbeck, Dutchess County, in November.
“The Safe Act is not only a bad law, but like Obamacare the state has basically botched the implementation of the website for businesses to do the background checks as required by law,” Coughlan said in a statement.
State Police quietly postponed plans to start a system of background checks Jan. 15 for customers buying ammunition.