Gun Groups File Claim Against Gov. Cuomo's SAFE Act

AK-103_Assault_Rifle_550.jpg
Seriously, it was only a matter of time before this happened.

Yesterday, the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, along with other gun groups, notified Albany that it would be threatening to sue the state over the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act. The bill, passed by large margins in the State Assembly and Senate, reinstates and expands the state's ban on assault weapons, limiting magazine clips to seven bullets and adding universal standards for background checks and mental health care.

And all these measures, in the eyes of the gun groups, are unconstitutional by rule of the Second Amendment. As per usual, the claim (and eventual lawsuit) argues that the Act infringes upon gun owners' rights to privacy and firearms. Also, the gun groups have made the case that it is unconstitutional to bar people from obtaining guns that were previously available just a few weeks ago.

However, the legal showdown anticipated by the Second Amendment enthusiasts might hit a consensus roadblock: Recent polls show that the support for gun control amongst New Yorkers is somewhere around 70%. And, from what we know happened with the same-sex marriage issue (twice), the courts tend to take Gov. Cuomo's side on these overarching social mandates.

But that doesn't rule anything out. The Voice will keep you updated.

[jsurico15@gmail.com/@JSuricz]

My Voice Nation Help
2 comments
tcarney343
tcarney343

It seems to me that The Voice, a bastion of liberalism, ought to be taking exception to the way Childe Cuomo pushed this legislation through. Besides, The Voice seems to mimic the Catholic Church in picking and choosing which parts of the constitution to support and which parts to condemn. Finally, is The Voice saying it trusts The State with arms but mistrusts the people? What's wrong with New York City people anyway? People from all over the country manage these evil weapons quite nicely. Where is New York's flaw so that the powers that be deny our citizens things that most other venues don't even think about?

veganlover1234
veganlover1234

@tcarney343  They do not want you shooting down their drones sometimes the obvious casts a shadow onto the white screen hey?

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

Loading...