LAWSUIT FILED: State of New York’s SAFE Act being Challenged by Civil-Rights Group

Gun-duelOne of the nation’s oldest and largest civil-rights groups filed a lawsuit on Friday against the State of New York, its governor and its police commander over a recently passed gun control bill — signed into law — known as the SAFE Act , according to the group’s attorneys.

Rather than fighting the New York government through the state court system, the Second Amendment Foundation filed its lawsuit in federal court seeking to prevent the New York government from enforcing provisions of the SAFE Act that prohibit the use of gun magazines containing more than seven rounds, according to the lawsuit.

SAF is joined in the federal lawsuit by the Shooters Committee for Political Education (SCOPE) andLong Island Firearms LLC. The groups are all represented by New York attorneys David Jensen and Robert P. Firriolo.

The two attorneys possess experience in firearms cases in which government officials and judges have made arbitrary decisions that they say violate the Second Amendment.

Named as defendants in the lawsuit are New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Joseph D’Amico, superintendent of the State Police.

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Gov. Cuomo, considered an ultra-liberal Democrat, claims, “For hunters, sportsmen, and law abiding gun owners, this new law preserves and protects your right to buy, sell, keep or use your guns.”

Regarding magazine size, the SAFE Act states: “While at a recognized range, whether you are there for recreation or for participating in shooting competitions, you may load the full ten rounds into any magazine you have. Starting on April 15, 2013, you are limited to putting 7 rounds in the magazine in all other locations.”

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