A major lawsuit was filed several months ago by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, in concert with the National Rifle Association. "We're challenging the firearms portion of the law, the magazine limits, and the ammo restrictions," said Tom King, president of the RPA. Filed in federal court in Buffalo Under Armour Micro Engage 2 Trainers Ladies
said Gibson. Supreme Court case of McDonald v. Chicago. In that case, the court ruled that neither states, nor municipalities within those states, can prohibit an individual's right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes. As such, Gibson believes that the courts will eventually find the assault rifle provision to be "tantamount to banning."
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"I think that this has been passed in the shade of night by people who do not recognize our freedom and the constitutional amendments," said Abrams. Supreme Court.
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Previously, assault weapons were defined by two characteristic features, but with the new legislation, that definition has been reduced to one feature. The provision moved many semi automatic into the category of assault rifles, making it illegal to sell such weapons in the state.
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Of particular interest to the crowd was a provision to not only ban the use of, but also the possession of, high capacity magazines, defined as any magazine with the capacity to hold more than seven rounds. Since the law was passed, a number of county sheriffs have announced that they will not be enforcing the act in its entirety as that would lead to them charging many citizens who are otherwise law abiding. During a gun forum sponsored by the Brunswick Sportsman's Club last April, Rensselaer County Sheriff Jack Mahar announced that he would not be enforcing or prosecuting any person who was found to be in violation of the seven round limit.
Act was passed has not been forgotten, at least as evidenced by the crowd who turned out for a gun forum at the Brunswick Volunteer Fire Company in spite of the rain on Monday evening. Act was crafted on the heels of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School and signed into law earlier this year. It has mandated a more strict definition of assault weapons, increased regulation of ammunition, and mandatory background checks for private gun sales.
to that provision or others are upheld in the courts a process that could take years to come to a final ruling it will not mean that the rest of the law's provisions will be invalidated. In preemption of judicial challenges, a severability clause was included in the original legislation that will maintain the law's other provisions, even if one or more are struck down by the courts.
earlier this year, the lawsuit is Under Armour Shoes Black in the earliest stages of the judicial process, but could be moved before a judge or hearings soon, said King.
"There's a lot of gun owners who don't know, really, what the SAFE Act is all about," said state Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R 107 Assembly District). Act brought Averill Park resident Robert Abrams to the forum Monday evening.
Although the law has a powerful backer in the governor, McLaughlin said he is encouraged by the turnout he saw on Monday. "People are still just as angry today as the day it was passed," he said. "They want this law repealed and they're not going to stop until it happens."
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