NY authorities set gun control forums across the state
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)- New York law enforcement authorities will be visiting communities across the state to explain the state's new, stricter gun control law. Representatives of the state police and Division of Criminal Justice Services have scheduled forums starting this week to talk about the "NY SAFE Act" and answer questions about changes in the law governing ownership of assault-style semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines. The new law adopted earlier this month after the Newtown school massacre and the West Webster firefighter ambush also requires background checks for ammunition purchases. Sessions with the state officials are set for tomorrow in Clarence, Endwell, Lake Placid, Rochester and Ithaca. The state has also set up a website with answers to frequently-asked questions and other information.