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Retired police officers get exemption


Retired law enforcement officers will get exemption from Cuomo's Anti-Gun Law.

If signed into law, retired police officers, peace officers and certain federal law enforcement agents wouldn’t be subject to New York’s ban on high-capacity magazines, so long as it was purchased for their official duties. Under state law, all magazines that hold more than 10 rounds are prohibited, though they can only be loaded with seven rounds away from a gun range or competition.

The Senate passed the bill around 2 a.m., which drew significant criticism from nearly half of the Senate GOP, which shares control of the chamber with the four-member Independent Democratic Conference. The measure passed by a 49-14 vote and was sponsored by Sen. Martin Golden, a Brooklyn Republican who is a retired member of the NYPD.



Fourteen Republicans voted no: Greg Ball, John DeFrancisco, Hugh Farley, Joe Griffo, Tom Libous, Kathy Marchione, George Maziarz, Mike Nozzolio, Tom O’Mara, Mike Ranzenhofer, Patty Ritchie, Jim Seward, Cathy Young and Lee Zeldin. All opposed the SAFE Act in January; Zeldin was excused from that vote because he was attending to Army reserve duties out of state, but issued a statement saying he would have voted no.



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