posted on April 15, 2013 07:19
A key provision of the New York SAFE Act gun control law takes effect today.
The measure makes it illegal to possess gun ammunition clips that hold more than ten rounds, and those clips cannot be loaded with more than seven bullets.
The law also stipulates that current assault weapon owners have until one year from today to register those firearms with State Police.
It also requires that by today, documents to register those weapons must be available by the state.
Senator Chuck Schumer is sounding a warning about a proposed change to the concealed-carry law. Schumer says the legislation would allow anyone with a "carry permit" from any state to carry a gun anywhere in the country, including New York City.
Schumer says the amendment "will seriously undermine New York's strict gun laws, putting residents and law enforcement in harm's way." The measure which will be introduced as an amendment to the federal gun safety bill could see a vote as early as this week.
22-year-old Joseph Jeffords of West Main Street Road:
He was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of Criminal Impersonation.
Jeffords allegedly gave a deputy a false name during a traffic stop. Turned out Jeffords license was suspended and he had outstanding warrants for unrelated charges.
He’s in jail now.
35-year-old Patrick Moore of Stouts Road, Elba:
He was already in the county jail and is now facing new trouble.
Moore has been charged with promoting prison contraband - tobacco, which is not allowed in the jail.
An eight-month-old baby is injured following a domestic incident in the town of Alden.
State Police say 43-year-old Matthew Poole threatened and assaulted a woman leaving both the woman and child with injuries.
Both were taken to ECMC, the baby treated for a bruise on the face.
Poole has been charged with assault, menacing, harassment, endangering the welfare of a child and illegal possession of marijuana.
The 9/11 Memorial Foundation has begun to charge visitors for ticket reservations. The two-dollar fee for advance reservations made over the phone or internet was rolled out on March 1st. Family members of 9/11 victims tell the "New York Post" that they are outraged that the non-profit memorial has gone back on its promise to keep admission to the memorial free. According to the memorial website, the fee is necessary to safely manage visitor capacity while construction goes on at the site.