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READ: Notice Of Claim Against NY Over Gun Law

Posted By Joseph Spector On January 29, 2013 @ 5:04 pm In Other | Comments Disabled

As we reported earlier, the state Rifle and Pistol Association this afternoon filed a notice of legal claim against New York for its new gun-control law, saying it violates residents “fundamental constitutional rights to lawfully possess, keep, bear and use firearms for self-defense and other lawful purposes.”

The notice of claim is the first step in filing a lawsuit against the state. The lawsuit would have to be filed in 90 days.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit include the Westchester County Firearms Owner’s Association and AR15.Com LLC, a gun website based in Farmington, Ontario County.

The seven-page notice, filed in Albany to the state Attorney General’s Office, lists a number of reasons why the new law is unconstitutional. It claims that the law, passed Jan. 15, would violate interstate travel with a lawfully possessed firearm, criminalizes and bans the possession of certain firearms and ammunition and impacts private businesses.

The notice claims that the law, called the NY-SAFE Act, “was passed and is being continuously enforced with the ongoing tortious intent to harass, harm, impede, interfere with, disrupt, interrupt, and/or destroy the present and future business and commercial activities” of gun owners and businesses.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has defended the law, and he said today that it will keep New Yorkers safe after the school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

Safe Notice of Claim [1] by jspector [2]


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