Changes to NY SAFE Act Create Exemptions For Retired Cops
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Qualified retired law enforcement officers are now exempt from some restrictions under an amendment to the NY Safe Act signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo late last week.
The change allows retired law enforcement officers who have met certain training requirements to own guns and ammunition magazines now banned under New York's tougher gun laws.
To qualify, retirees must have worked on the force for at least a decade and left their positions in good standing. Retirees who qualify could keep the guns and magazines purchased as a part of official duties. Those guns must be registered with the state within 60 days of retirement.
Cuomo signed the bill Friday. It goes into effect immediately.
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