Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn was recently sworn in as the Sheriffs’ Association’s newly elected president. He feels the law was passed too quickly.
"That is what was so disappointing is that they didn't give it time for everybody to say OK look I agree with this, I don't agree with this,” said O’Flynn. “We don't make the laws, we're there to enforce the laws but to have some impact and let you know how it's going to impact us, I think is very valuable to the lawmakers."
Enhanced penalties for gun crimes, killing an emergency responder, and restricting public access to a pistol permit owner’s address were all provisions of the NY SAFE ACT that were embraced by the association.
Attached is the position statement for the NYS Sheriffs’ Association.