No Cause, No Gun, Judge Tells Gun Lovers – Five Westchester residents and the Second Amendment Foundation cannot relax a law forcing citizens to demonstrate proper cause before they pack heat on public streets, a federal judge ruled.  New York courts have interpreted “proper cause” as having a “special need for self-protection” as compared to the general population.  “I hold that the state has an important government interest in promoting public safety and preventing crime,” U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel wrote in an order dismissing a class action challenging the regulation.