From a couple of years back, but from what I've heard still the case. I hope this is still giving Gov. Howler & Co. severe heartburn. And hemorrhoids.
In 2014, attorney and policy analyst Paloma Capanna filed suit on
behalf of Rochester-based radio host Bill Robinson seeking data on NY
SAFE Act compliance: specifically, how many assault weapons had actually
been registered in the state.
Cuomo administration officials first ignored, then denied Robinson’s
Freedom of Information Act request. But, on June 22, following two years
of litigation, state police released the information based on a court
decision which found that while the law forbade the disclosure of the
actual registration forms, nothing precluded the release of aggregate
That data shows massive noncompliance with the assault weapon
registration requirement. Based on an estimate from the National
Shooting Sports Federation, about 1 million firearms in New York State
meet the law’s assault-weapon criteria, but just 44,000 have been
registered. That’s a compliance rate of about 4 percent. Capanna said
that the high rate of noncompliance with the law could only be
interpreted as a large-scale civil disobedience, given the high level of
interest and concern about the law on the part of gun owners.
From what I've heard other states with such idiot laws have had the same or not much better results. Good.