The New York State Sheriffs' Association has some mixed feelings about the new gun control law in New York State.
The association has written to Governor Cuomo giving him their formal position on that law which quickly went through the state legislature earlier this month.
In fact, the speed of the way the law was moved through Albany, is one of the concerns that the association has.
Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn was just elected this week as the president of that statewide association, and told WHAM 1180 News:
"There wasn't enough consultation, the community was not brought into the discussion in weighing in on what every aspect of the law, how that would impact everyone."
And O'Flynn says the sheriff's association has concern about some other aspects of the bill that need to be tweaked, including how it affects law enforcement officers.
They are also concerned about the assault weapon ban, feeling the new defintion is too broad. But the group does like legislation that would increase penalties for killing first responders, and a requirement for a national database check for private sales of guns, except for those involving immediate family.
However the association is still concerned that provision will be tough to enforce and will likely only impact law abiding citizens.