Governor Cuomo was met with critics in Rochester Wednesday.
Gun owners, like veteran Bob Meyer, are using their First Amendment rights to protect their right to bear arms.
"Furious, my second amendment rights are being violated," said Bob Meyer, a gun owner.
The gun law carries ammunition limits and a stricter definition of assault weapons, which bans certain pistols, rifles and shotguns.
"I am a sportsman, I enjoy shooting, just an outsdoorsman, it's a right of mine that is being taken away," said Corey Johnson, a hunter.
Corey Johnson doesn't own the banned weapons but he wants his rights protected.
"I feel like I should be able to have one if I wanted one," said Johnson.
Gun owners say the NY SAFE Act won't stop criminals from breaking the law but it makes it harder for those gun owners that do follow the law.
"There is a class action lawsuit that is going to be filed by a an attorney in Buffalo on a pro-bono basis and the lawsuit is that this is an ex-facto law. It denies persons the right to property they already possess," said Meyer.
Governor Cuomo is aware of the critics.
"We tend to be a litigious society, people tend to bring lawsuits if they want," said Governor Andrew Cuomo, (D) New York.
Lawmakers say the state's gun control law is balanced.
"We have seen first hand what these high capacity weapons can do and we have to protect citizens that's our first and primary goal," said Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle, (D) Irondequoit.
But gun owners feel that they are not being protected and say they will continue to fight the state's new gun law.