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South Dakota joins gun rights case in New York
South Dakota joins gun rights case in New York - Attorney General Marty Jackley says that South Dakota has joined 21 other states in an amicus or “friend of the court” brief challenging the constitutionality of a gun ban in New York for semiautomatic firearms.
A federal New York District Court has upheld the gun ban and the challenge has been filed in the Second Federal Circuit Appellate Court in the case of Nojay v. Cuomo.
Jackley says that hunting with semiautomatic firearms for pheasant, waterfowl and big game is commonplace in South Dakota. While the ban only applies to New York at this time, Jackley is concerned about the precedent this case might set for Second Amendment gun rights.
Mead directs Attorney General to join New York gun rights lawsuit
Mead directs Attorney General to join New York gun rights lawsuit - Governor Matt Mead has again directed the Wyoming Attorney General to join a lawsuit to protect the Second Amendment rights of citizens. The case at question is in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals and challenges New York State’s restrictive gun law. Wyoming is joining 21 states in asking the Court to apply strict scrutiny on gun restrictions.
2014 Andy Houghton Match
2014 Andy Houghton Match at West Point, sponsored by NYSRPA
Supreme Court won't rule on carrying guns in public
Supreme Court won't rule on carrying guns in public - The Supreme Court appears hesitant to wade back into the national debate on guns. The court refused Monday to decide whether the right to bear arms extends outside the home. The justices won't consider a challenge to a New Jersey law that restricts most residents from carrying guns in public. The case would have marked the most significant gun control case at the high court since its District of Columbia v. Heller decision in 2008 upheld the right to keep handguns at home for self-defense.
Gun club holds `Unsafe Act` fundraiser
Astorino takes aim at gun control law
Astorino takes aim at gun control law - Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino was in Johnstown on Monday at the Pine Tree Rifle Club, where he received a warm welcome from local residents and state officials. Astorino spoke about his campaign against Gov. Andrew Cuomo to a crowd of more than 50 people, where he criticized Cuomo for the state’s gun control law passed last year. “Cuomo took away your rights, then you just have to take away his job,” Astorino said, followed by loud applause from the audience. “This is not a New York City-based race, this is upstate. Almost half of the vote in this election will come from counties like Fulton and upstate New York, so you can make it happen.”
County clerks: State delays handgun permit updates under NY SAFE Act
County clerks: State delays handgun permit updates under NY SAFE Act - A little-known component of the NY SAFE Act has shifted into low gear, according to county clerks who have participated in a pilot program to update handgun licenses. Much of the controversy surrounding the 2013 gun control law has focused on its expanded assault weapons ban, and the accompanying registration requirement for previously owned rifles. (That deadline was Tuesday.) But the NY SAFE Act also calls for handgun permit holders to be recertified every five years with their local county clerks or sheriffs. According to the law, all permit holders need to be recertified by 2018.