State Senate Democrats may head to court to block Gov. Cuomo’s deal with Senate Republicans that halts implementation of a database intended to provide background checks of people who buy ammunition.
Queens Sen. Michael Gianaris, deputy leader of the Senate’s Democratic Conference, said the agreement — made public late Friday afternoon — is unconstitutional because it negates a key provision of the SAFE Act, the governor’s much-heralded 2013 gun control law.
“It is completely outrageous and not legally correct,” Gianaris said.
Mayor de Blasio also raised questions about the agreement, suggesting it was a step backward.
“We’re all trying to understand what’s going on in Albany on this issue,” the mayor said.
“Charleston, I think, was another wake up call for this country,” he added. “We just cannot go backwards in terms of gun safety.”