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State officials visit Capital Region to discuss NY SAFE Act

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Many gun owners are still looking for answers when it comes to the newly signed SAFE Act. To help, New York State Police are meeting with gun owners to clear up some of the confusion. Erin Vannella has more from a meeting in Schenectady.

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Questions continue to surround the recently signed NY SAFE Act and many gun owners are looking for answers.

A team made up of members of the New York State Police and Division of Criminal Justice Services tried to clear up some of the confusion around the gun control law. They held an informational meeting at the Schenectady County Public Library. There were so many people in attendance, there weren't enough seats to go around.

State Police also took comments from gun owners who say the SAFE Act violates their constitutional rights.

"The judgment was made by a legislative process that this was, in fact, something that was a benefit to the public, from a public safety perspective. State Police will enforce those provisions, not affecting the laws constitutionally," said New York State Police Chief Council Thomas Capezza.

Those critics aren't alone. The SAFE Act is at the center of a lawsuit, filed by the State Rifle and Pistol Association. The claim states portions of the Act are unconstitutional.

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