Packed into Target Sports in Schenectady, customers browsed and bought what they could Tuesday morning before the passage of the New York Safe Act.
A big concern in the legislation for owners of gun shops: banning magazines with more than seven rounds, which is down from ten.
"Not only will the public not be able to buy those guns, but we won't have any firearms to sell people because no one makes pistols with seven round magazines. I think that's largely one of the reasons this was done, not to make the public safer but to ban guns," said Target Sports owner Steve Borst.
"Do I have any input into this bill? Absolutely not," said President of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association Tom King.
Gun advocacy groups are finding it difficult to hide their irritation, saying the bill was rushed through the chambers without a chance for full debate or public comment.
"Only in dictatorship-ran countries does this happen, and unfortunately that is what New York State is coming to," said King.
King said the conversation of school safety has been redirected to blame gun owners and that the new law is not part of the solution.
"It's not going to have one ounce of prevention for the people of New York State. They're not going to be any safer," said King.
gun owners like Gary Slyke believe politicians are once again punishing the wrong group.