New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
A year after SAFE Act, is New York safer?
A year after SAFE Act, is New York safer? - Of the 552 laws approved by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2013, none shifted the state's discourse more dramatically than the first one he signed. This week marks one year since the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, or SAFE Act, was quickly passed by the state Legislature and signed by Cuomo on Jan. 15. The wide-ranging legislative package made national headlines and gave New York the strictest gun laws in the country just weeks after the school massacre in Newtown, Conn. But it also sparked a statewide battle with gun-rights activists and conservatives that has spilled into the courtroom and is poised to help shape the 2014 election cycle, particularly in upstate New York.
Judge’s Chicago gun decision a big gift to Second Amendment supporters, the NRA
Judge’s Chicago gun decision a big gift to Second Amendment supporters, the NRA - Adding to the growing body of pro-Second Amendment judicial precedent, a federal judge on Monday overturned Chicago’s ban on retail gun sales. Judge Edmond Chang also overturned the city’s ban on private gun transfers between individuals. The legal victory is a bigger win for gun-rights advocates than it appears at face value.
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 down.
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 level.
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 magazine.
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 area.
Federal judge upholds New York’s ban on assault weapons, rejects 7-round magazine limit
Federal judge upholds New York’s ban on assault weapons, rejects 7-round magazine limit - New York’s new gun control law is constitutional and should remain largely in effect, a federal judge in Buffalo ruled today. Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny said the law, a response to the Sandy Hook shootings that killed 20 children and six adults, is not a violation of the Second Amendment. The one exception Skretny found was the law’s seven-round limit, which he called “tenuous, strained and unsupported.” Gun rights organizations are expected to appeal Skretny’s decision.