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State officials continue gun control forums across Upstate New York

New York law enforcement authorities are continuing their visits across upstate to explain the state's new, stricter gun control law – and several meetings will take place in Central New York on Tuesday and Wednesday.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York law enforcement authorities are continuing their visits across upstate to explain the state's new, stricter gun control law – and several meetings will take place in Central New York on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Representatives of the State Police and Division of Criminal Justice Services will be at forums this week to talk about the "NY SAFE Act" and answer questions about changes in the law governing ownership of assault-style semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines.

The new law adopted earlier this month after the Newtown school massacre and West Webster firefighter ambush also requires background checks for ammunition purchases.

There are sessions Tuesday in Clarence, Endwell, Lake Placid, Rochester, and Ithaca. On Wednesday, there will be forums in Oswego, Lafayette, and Schenectady.

The state has also set up a website with answers to frequently-asked questions and other information.

Locally, officials will hold a meeting Tuesday evening at 6:00 at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center at 301 West Court St., Ithaca.

Wednesday's meetings include a noon session at the Oswego Y&Y Armory at 249 and 256 W. First St., Oswego; and a 5:00 p.m. session at the Lafayette Town Hall at 2577 Route 11 North, Lafayette.
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