Cuomo to sheriffs: enforce all the laws, including SAFE Act

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Photo by Marcy Velte.

— Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he wants the law enforced no matter personal opinion.

In a recent trip to Au Sable Forks Sept. 4, Cuomo responded to a question posed concerning those running for sheriff in numerous counties who were stating that, as part of their platform, they would not seek to enforce the statutes mandated under the SAFE Act, a set of regulations passed in January restricting firearms in the state.

“It’s not really up to law enforcement to pick and choose what laws they don’t like,” Cuomo said. “Their job is to enforce the laws, all of the laws whether they agree with them or not.”

Cuomo said that he knew what it was like to enforce laws that he did not see as popular or necessary.

“When I was working as the Attorney General, there were a lot of laws that I had mixed emotions about but it was my duty to enforce all of the laws,” he said.

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