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Gun Groups to Sue New York Over Assault Weapons Ban

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Gun groups plan to sue the state of New York over a new gun control law.

The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association said it and other groups filed a notice of claim Tuesday in state court. The filing means the groups plan to sue the state over the gun control law Governor Andrew Cuomo signed earlier this month.

Among its provisions, that law bans high capacity magazines and guns with certain military features.

The association's vice president of legislative and political affairs, Jacob Rieper, said the suit will try to block the law.

“Cuomo's gun law affects literally millions of people in the state,” Rieper said. “We have no choice basically. It's a shameless infringement of our civil rights.”

The state Attorney General's Office typically defends the state against such lawsuits. That office declined to comment.

A copy of the notice, posted on the association’s web site, shows the other gun groups planning to sue the state are the Westchester Firearms Owners Association, the Sportsmen’s Association for Firearms Education and AR15.COM LLC. 

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Comments [4]

todd l see

were can i get a list of gun band?i called asked state tropers and shierif office if an 30 carbin with no pistal grip and no flash surpressior would be legali if i removed the baynet lug no one know sad call a lawyer .i aske if magizzins that was disasibled were legale thay said thay did not know how can i try to obbay a law that i cant understand and the state police cant anser any queestions

Apr. 06 2013 06:47 AM
John from Louisiana

This is ridiculous, you will not limit our freedom, you will not take our guns, constitution or no constitution. Why? Because law abiding tax paying people like myself will rally, we will have record voters turn out and vote against anyone who uttered gun control. If this does not work we will form groups, armies and defend to the death our right, our desire to bear arms. This is not a joke this issue has the potential of becoming a problem requiring much more than most anti gun supporters are will to sacrifice. Stop this and focus on the real problems this country has like being a heartbeat away from financial collapse. This course will lead to much much worse things than the random mass shootings. Wake up people take responsibility for the society you have created. Look back to your grandparents and ask yourself what did we do so wrong. It's not having the right to bear arms that has done this. Wake up. Please reevaluate your choices. Beware that the civil war started much like this. You have to ask yourself is it worth it? For gun supporters you bet your ass it is. Good luck America.

Feb. 21 2013 01:47 AM
Baltimore Homes from VA

I hope the law stays in effect. This is going to turn into a very nice black market business in the future. Buy guns/mags anywhere else in the country, ship to NY and tripple profit. Rinse and repeat. In 3 years I am willing to bet that there will be as many illegal rifles and mags in NY as there are legal rifles and mags in TX.

Feb. 01 2013 12:49 PM
NRA MOMA from USA

Good for them!!! I'm waiting for the 4 million mother march on the White House grounds myself for the Right to Bear Arms!!! Problem with New York is that you have a select few wanting to infringe on the rights of the majority. Whats really redundant though is you people in N.Y. act as though you have no voices. Prime example is N.Y.C. where idiots want to tell their citizens what to drink and when to drink it, but pass by bars and sidewalk wienny vendors with fatty hotdogs??? People stand up and show some backbone. The same officials have security with guns, question is are you secure??

Jan. 29 2013 11:07 PM

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