The state Rifle & Pistol Association filed an injunction today to stop the implementation and enforcement of the state’s gun-control law that was adopted Jan. 15.
The gun-rights group, the state’s arm of the National Rifle Association, is also suing the state to have the controversial law tossed. In the meantime, they want the law blocked from going forward, particularly a new limit on the number of bullets allowed in a magazine.
Parts of the law took effect Monday, including lowering the number of bullets allowed in a magazine from 10 to seven.
“The plaintiffs are likely to succeed on the merits of their claims against the defendants, and the plaintiffs are suffering irreparable harm by the passage, implementation and enforcement of this unconstitutional legislation,” the injunction request states.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who championed the law, declined today to comment about the injunction request.