New York Gun Group Sues Over Gun Control Law

The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) on Thursday filed a lawsuit in federal court, challenging the constitutionality of the SAFE Act, the package of strict new gun regulations that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed in response to the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

“The Supreme Court affirmed an individual right to keep and bear arms in the landmark 2008 case of Heller v. District of Columbia and incorporated that decision to the states in the 2010 case of McDonald v. Chicago,” NYSRPA President Thomas King said in a press release announcing the lawsuit. “These decisions apply to all New Yorkers. Attempts to deny our citizens the best and most effective tools available for personal protection cannot be tolerated.” 

The suit has been filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.

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