Editor's Note: The following information was provided by New York State Police:
In an effort to help the public, a website and hotline have been established to answer all questions about the New York SAFE Act.
The Governor’s Office has established http://www.nysafeact.com/.
On the website, gun owners and licensed dealers will find a list of frequently asked questions that have been compiled and answered by experts on this new law.
There is also a section on what is and is not considered an assault weapon. This includes photos of weapons, banned features, a list of some of the banned weapons, and those firearms that are NOT considered assault weapons.
The New York State Police have established a hotline 1-855-LAW-GUNS.
The hotline will be available starting Monday, January 21, 2013.
The hotline will run for normal business hours Monday through Friday and will be staffed by State Police members.