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Gun Rights Advocates Pursuing Another Legal Challenge to NY SAFE Act
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Gun Rights Advocates Pursuing Another Legal Challenge to NY SAFE Act
Despite repeated rulings upholding the constitutionality of the controversial NY SAFE Act, opponents are traveling around the state collecting signatures to force the state's highest court to hear their lawsuit seeking to strike down the gun laws.
 
Last month a trial level Appellate Court refused to overturn the SAFE Act, opponents argued the law was invalid because the governor rammed it through without a required three day waiting period. 
 
The plaintiff in the lawsuit, Robert Schulz says they are now appealing to the state Court of Appeals. If the court of appeals rules against them, they will take it to the United States Supreme Court. Schulz says one of the legal issues that would have to be decided is whether the SAFE ACT violated a previous Supreme Court decision issued in 2008. 
 
The  SAFE ACT banns assault style guns, and large ammunition clips.Opponents of the act say ban on certain weapons is based on appearance and has nothing to do with their lethal capabilities.
 
There are several other provisions to the act including registering fire arms, background checks for ammunition purchases, and recertification of pistol permit holders every 5 years.
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