Rochester, N.Y. – Gun owners asked police and state leaders how these laws will directly affected them.
The question asked by many of the people was why, why was this law put into place, why weren't there any public hearings before it was signed.
But Tuesday's forum wasn't a time to debate the law but rather learn about it.
“They passed this legislation like a thief in the night,” said Jeddy Tranquill, who attended the forum.
“We feel the law is turning good people into criminals,” said second amendment advocate Tony Matuszak.
Two weeks after Governor Cuomo signed the New York S.A.F.E. Act, state officials were in town to try and help people better understand the law.
A large crowd gathered for a presentation at Rochester's Public Safety Building where state representatives broke down parts of the law. But explanation or not, many were still upset overall.
“You don't feel that this safe act is unconstitutional?” asked a man in the crowd.
“Why from a prosecution stand point, Mr. Green, does the state even care what my address is?” asked another.
While questions were answered more kept rising.
Gun and ammunition dealers, like Kordell Jackson, owner of Jackson Guns & Ammo in Henrietta, said even after this forum he still doesn't have a clear understanding of the law.
“It's one thing to put in laws and make sure they're governed by our states and everybody pays attention to that,” said Jackson, “but when it's too unclear it's unfair to us. Then we're [dealers] trying to tell our customers what's the right way to do things and we can't even give them answers.”
If you have questions about the law call 1-855-LAW-GUNS or go to www.NYSAFEAct.com