Opponents Including AR15.com take New York’s gun law to court

The state Rifle and Pistol Association filed a notice of legal claim Tuesday against New York for its new gun-control law, saying it violates residents’:

“fundamental constitutional rights to lawfully possess, keep, bear and use firearms for self-defense and other lawful purposes.”

The notice of claim is the first step in filing a lawsuit against the state. The lawsuit would have to be filed in 90 days. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit include the Westchester County Firearms Owner’s Association (WCFOA), Sportsmen’s Association for Firearm Education (SAFE), and  AR15.Com LLC, a gun website based in Farmington.

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The seven-page notice, filed in Albany with the state Attorney General’s Office, says there are a number of reasons why the new law is unconstitutional. It claims the law, passed Jan. 15, violates interstate travel with a lawfully possessed firearm, criminalizes and bans the possession of certain firearms and ammunition and impacts private businesses. Read more here.

The entire “Notice of Claim” can be read by clicking here.

The plaintiffs are not seeking monetary gain, but simply injunctive relief against the ongoing enforcement of the NYS SAFE Act, and declaratory relief the NYS SAFE Act is unconstitutional.

WCFOA is asking for monetary donations to support their legal fees, if you wish to donate you may click here and then click on the “donate” button on the main page.  Funds can be donated using PayPal or ANY credit card.

ALSO, donations may be mailed in to WCFOA, PO Box 91, Rye Brook, NY 10573.  Mark your check “NYSAFE lawsuit”.

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