Gun-rights advocates will rally at the State Capitol on Tuesday and call for law-enforcement officials to disobey portions of New York’s gun-control law.
Police, County Clerks and Mental-Health Professionals have raised concerns since the New York SAFE Act was adopted in January, contending that the law is unconstitutional and will be hard to enforce.
Gun-rights advocates and state lawmakers are also planning to submit more than 100,000 petitions to Cuomo’s office in opposition to the gun-control law, which was adopted less than a month after the school shootings in Newtown.
The rally is intended to whip up challengers for the 2014 elections, when state lawmakers and Cuomo seek re-election.
The State Sheriff’s Association last month joined a lawsuit by the State Rifle and Pistol Association, the New York arm of the National Rifle Association, seeking to have the law overturned.
A few sheriffs have said they would not enforce the law, and others said they would enforce it, but still oppose it.