Sheriff Apple speaks out against NY Safe Act
To view our videos, you need to
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.
Then come back here and refresh the page.
ALBANY COUNTY, N.Y. -- Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said he doesn't agree with Governor Cuomo's New York SAFE Act.
Apple said he doesn't see how the new legislation can be effective by turning certain weapons into "assault weapons." According to Apple, what lawmakers are calling "assault weapons" are not the only harmful weapons out there. Apple said there's good and bad parts of the law, but he's still working out the bill as a whole, which can be confusing.
“There are provisions within the law that are great and I think will help us; but, there are provisions that we need to step back and take a look at, and possibly repeal them. We do have an illegal handgun problem; and I get that, and I feel for these people. But the issue that we have here is that this isn't really addressing that,” said Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple.
Apple said one of his major concerns with the law is that it steps on the Bill of Rights and the right to bear arms.