Monroe County Sheriff and state sheriff's association president Patrick O'Flynn says the judge made a good decision even though he does not support the legislation. O'Flynn would still like to see parts of the law changed. The judge made the ruling after getting a motion from 1,200 people who wanted an injunction on the SAFE Act. The New York State Sheriff's Association supports some parts of the new gun control law, but says some changes need to be made to make it more effective for law enforcement officials. O'Flynn says the association has been in talks with lawmakers and progress is being made.
"Some of it needs to get done rather quickly in that the police still have not been exempted and we believe that's going to be one of the key points of opening up the legislation," he said.
A spokesman for the governor's office says that the number of rounds law enforcement officers can carry will never be restricted. He says changes to the law will only be made for clarification purposes. The lead plaintiff on the motion plans to appeal the decision.