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Monday, October 19, 2015
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Andrew Cuomo
ALBANY — A federal appeals court ruled today that New York's controversial SAFE Act is valid, but struck down a provision which limits the number of rounds in a magazine to seven.

Since its passage in 2012, many gun advocate groups and Republican legislators have argued that the law violates the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The legislation was pushed through shortly after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

The U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit found that the law does not violate the 2nd Amendment, but also agreed with an earlier decision by lower level federal judge William Skretny that the limit of rounds in a gun is not  “substantially related” the SAFE Act's.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the bill's biggest proponent, issued a statement this afternoon claiming victory on the matter in which he said "common sense prevailed." Cuomo's statement follows in its entirety.
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld what we have long known to be true – that the core provisions of the NY SAFE Act do not violate the Second Amendment. Today, common sense prevailed.

When we passed the SAFE Act, just days after the tragedies in Newtown and Webster, New York proved to the nation that it is possible to enact sensible gun control that coexists with the Second Amendment. We showed that it can be done with bi-partisan support from both urban and rural communities. And we took a fundamental step forward to help end the stream of senseless killings by keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and the dangerously mentally ill.

This case validates a simple, fundamental truth about gun control: that it is possible to have strong laws that keep our communities safe, while at the same time respecting the rights of law-abiding gun owners. New York has set the example – and it’s far past time for Washington to follow suit and pass a sensible national gun control policy.



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2 comments:

  1. That means no one can limited the rounds a magazine holds.....!

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  2. " When we passed the SAFE Act, just days after the tragedies in Newtown and Webster, New York proved to the nation that it is possible to enact sensible gun control that coexists with the Second Amendment. We showed that it can be done with bi-partisan support from both urban and rural communities"


    Not sure I believe Mr. Cuomos statement.

    http://scopeny.org/Counties_oppose_NYSAFE.html

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