"It's ridiculous," says Stephen Alstadt of SCOPE, Shooters Committee on Political Education. "It won't do anything to address crime, it won't do anything to stop mass shootings. It will do nothing but harass law abiding citizens because no one else will iimit themselves to seven bullets in a magazine."
Alstadt says Speaker Sheldon Silver is hardly an ally after Silver suggested the tweak in the law. "Sheldon Silver is feeling political heat because state sheriff's associations, the county clerks association and every county government has been on record opposing the law," notes Alstadt.