Sheriffs, Cuomo say 7-bullet limit not enforceable

Sheriffs, Cuomo say 7-bullet limit not enforceable – The state Sheriffs’ Association has advised its members to not enforce a law limiting a firearm magazine to seven bullets after a federal judge ruled it unconstitutional last week.  The judge in Buffalo ruled last Tuesday that most of New York’s gun control law adopted a year ago is constitutional, rejecting most of the arguments made by gun-rights groups in their lawsuit against the state. The judge, however, said the state’s seven-bullet limit in a magazine is “arbitrary” and shot it...

Schneiderman Will Appeal Portions Of SAFE Act Struck Down

Schneiderman Will Appeal Portions Of SAFE Act Struck Down – Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office says it will appeal the aspects of the SAFE Act that were struck down by a federal judge earlier this week.  U.S. District Court Judge William Strekny upheld most of the controversial gun control law save for the provision that would limit seven bullets to a...

NYSRPA, other plaintiffs file SAFE Act appeal

NYSRPA, other plaintiffs file SAFE Act appeal – A week after a federal judge in western New York upheld most of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s SAFE Act, plaintiffs including the state Rifle and Pistol Association have filed an appeal of the ruling.  An appeal — whether from NYSRPA or the Attorney General’s office, which defended the case — was expected. The case now gets kicked up to a higher federal appeals...

Herkimer Co. objects to logo associated with SAFE Act

Herkimer Co. objects to logo associated with SAFE Act – Herkimer County isn’t going to associate any of its logos with the SAFE Act.  The county Legislature recently voted 13-2, with two absentees, to oppose the use of the Herkimer County seal or logo in connection to the pistol permit recertification put in place by the state’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act.  Chairman of the Legislature Vincent Bono, R-Schuyler, said it was brought forth by county Sheriff Christopher Farber and many counties are enacting the same...

District Attorney: SAFE Act ammunition provision remains intact in CNY despite Federal judge’s ruling

District Attorney: SAFE Act ammunition provision remains intact in CNY despite Federal judge’s ruling – Less than a year after New York passed historic legislation regulating guns in the state, a Federal judge has made a ruling saying the controversial laws are constitutional.  The judge in Buffalo did strike down one controversial provision – the limitation on ammunition to large capacity magazines. The SAFE Act currently limits magazines to seven bullets.  However, Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick noted that the ruling is only binding in the Western District of New York.  He says the limitation on ammunition will continue to be enforced in the Northern District of New York – which includes the greater Syracuse...
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