The state’s Attorney General’s Office said it will appeal parts of the SAFE Act that was struck down by a federal court on Tuesday, mainly a provision that limits the number of bullets in a magazine to seven.
He said that the judge “upheld most of New York’s SAFE ACT, and we will forcefully defend that ruling and appeal those parts of the decision that struck down portions of the law.”
The statement comes after the state Rifle and Pistol Association today filed a notice to appeal the decision, which largely upheld most of the controversial law that was approved a year ago.
The judge struck down a provision that allows seven bullets in a magazine; before it was 10.
Sen. Jeff Klein, D-Bronx, who heads the Senate Independent Democratic Conference, ripped Thomas King, the head of the Rifle and Pistol Association, for appealing the ruling.
“The courts have already spoken loud and clear in support of the SAFE Act’s reforms,” Klein said.
“Filing appeals is every citizen’s right, but it’s high time Tom King stop this ridiculous fight against sensible gun control laws and start supporting meaningful ways of reducing gun violence in New York.”