Both Sides Reloading for New York SAFE Act Fight

SAFE+ACTTop law enforcement officials have filed court affirmations in support of New York’s new gun control law, the SAFE Act as state lawyers moved to dismiss a federal challenge to the law brought by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard and a top State Police lawyer all filed sworn statements as part of over 100 pages filed by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in reply to the suit, brought in March in a federal court in Buffalo.

“New York’s bans on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines do not even implicate Plaintiffs’ Second Amendment rights, because such weapons are not within the scope of Second Amendment protection,” the state argues in court papers.

“In any event, even if they did substantially burden Plaintiffs’ rights, these provisions so clearly satisfy New York’s interests in…

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