State Supreme Court Judge Strikes Down SAFE Act Challenge
New York State Acting Supreme Court Justice Thomas J. McNamara ruled today that the NY SAFE Act is not in violation of the New York State Constitution or New York Civil Rights Law.
Following the decision, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman made the following statement: “New Yorkers deserve to live in a state with a strong set of procedures in place to protect them from gun violence. The State Supreme Court agreed with my office that the SAFE Act established those necessary safeguards without infringing on the rights of responsible gun owners, and upheld New York’s comprehensive law. We will continue to defend and expand our state’s efforts to ensure the safety of all New Yorkers by keeping guns out of dangerous hands.”
Meanwhile, the Chenango County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution this week prohibiting the state from using the county’s name, seal, letterhead, or address for purposes of correspondence with legal and registered gun owners. The state had initially proposed using such county identification on re-certification notices to pistol owners to localize the notices.
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