Sunday, September 29, 2013

SAF sues in New York over SAFE Act magazine limit

The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a lawsuit in the federal district court for the Northern District of New York seeking to enjoin the Empire State from enforcing provisions of the so-called S.A.F.E. Act limiting the use of gun magazines to seven rounds or less, even if the magazine is designed to hold more ammunition.

The lawsuit, naming New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Joseph D’Amico, superintendent of the Division of State Police as defendants, asserts that the seven-round loading restriction violates the Second Amendment because it “substantially interferes with the right of law abiding citizens to defend themselves and is not sufficiently related to any compelling or otherwise adequate government interest.”

SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb, meeting with the SAF board in Houston as part of the annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, made the announcement Friday afternoon following confirmation from attorney David Jensen, one of two attorneys working on the case. The other counsel is Robert P. Firriolo.

 More Here at Seattle Gun Rights Examiner

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