A group of the association's sheriff met this week and discussed the provisions of the law, some of which they agree with and others of which they take issue. The association whole-heartedly agrees with the law's provisions in terms of punishment for criminals who kill first responders, comprehensive background checks for pistol permit applicants and penalties for illegal weapon use.
But the association says the law starts to become convoluted when it comes to the definition of assault weapons, school inspections by state agencies, the capacity of gun magazines and the sale of ammunition.
Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn was recently named president of the New York State Sheriff's Association. Hear what he has to say about the issue on News 8 at 11 and on our sister station, Fox First At Ten.