In a move reminiscent of Canada when they required the registration of all long guns, NY state residents have responded to Andrew Cuomo's SAFE Act in the same manner.
At this point only 4% of all the semi-auto carbines and rifles estimated to be in the hands of gun owners in the state have been registered. At this time a court case is underway to repeal several sections of the SAFE act. How that plays out could take some time and the outcome, knowing the judicial system in NY state, is far from certain.
But as the saying goes, hope springs eternal.