As the primary enforcers of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s sweeping gun control laws, state troopers hear directly from New York gun owners — and so far, it’s been an earful.
So much so that, last week, the New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association issued a statement distancing troopers from Cuomo and warning of public resentment toward law enforcement since the gun law’s passage.
“The individual members of this union did not write the terms of the bill nor vote on its passage,” the State Police PBA said. “We urge the citizens of New York State to remember that troopers are simply tasked with the lawful mandate to enforce the laws of the state, regardless of their personal opinion of such laws.”
Source: Nik Bonopartis for NY Newsday