New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
NYSRPA files suit against SAFE Act
NYSRPA files suit against SAFE Act
ALBANY, NY (03/21/2013)(readMedia)-- The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association filed suit today in federal court challenging the constitutionality of the so-called SAFE Act. NYSRPA believes SAFE violates the specifically enumerated right to keep and bear arms by prohibiting the possession of the most common firearms and accessories for self-defense and other lawful purposes.
"The Supreme Court affirmed an individual right to keep and bear arms in the landmark 2008 case of Heller v. District of Columbia and incorporated that decision to the states in the 2010 case of McDonald v. Chicago," said NYSRPA President Thomas King. "These decisions apply to all New Yorkers. Attempts to deny our citizens the best and most effective tools available for personal protection cannot be tolerated."
It is going to take a lot of resources to fight this and individuals can help by becoming NYSRPA members and/or making donations to the legal defense fund. You can join/renew your membership online and/or make donations to the legal fund. For the donations please put LDF in the 3rd address line.
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