Provisions in the New York State gun law of 2013
—Further restrict assault weapons to define them by a single feature, such as a pistol grip. Current law requires two features.
—Make the unsafe storage of assault weapons a misdemeanor.
—Mandate a police registry of assault weapons.
—Require a therapist who believes a mental health patient made a credible threat to use a gun illegally to report the threat to a mental health director who would then have to report serious threats to the state Department of Criminal Justice Services. A patient’s gun could be taken from him or her.
—Ban the Internet sale of assault weapons.
—Restrict ammunition magazines to seven bullets, from the current 10. Current owners of higher-capacity magazines would have a year to sell them out of state. An owner caught at home with eight or more bullets in a magazine could face a misdemeanor charge.
—Require that stolen guns be reported within 24 hours. Otherwise, the owner would face a possible misdemeanor.
—Increase sentences for gun crimes including for taking a gun on school property.
—Limit the state records law to protect handgun owners from being identified publicly. The provision would allow a handgun permit holder a means to maintain privacy under the Freedom of Information law.
A Macon police officer who fatally shot a man outside a supermarket Friday had been disciplined more than a dozen times, according to Macon police files.
The complaints against Clayton Sutton range from cruiser accidents to failing to appear in court to alleged threatening to jail a woman over a bad check.
… Sutton was also one of several officers who received an “award of merit” at this month’s annual Macon police awards banquet.