New York’s SAFE Act was crafted in the aftermath of the Newtown massacre, It was passed in the dead-of-night, 20-minutes after it landed on legislators’ desks. Governor Cuomo signed the bill immediately thereafter. He bypassed the usual three-day waiting period by claiming that the Act was an “emergency measure.” The result is an egregious an infringement on Empire Staters’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Amongst its Second Amendment-defiling provisions: a law prohibiting legal gun owners from loading more than seven rounds in their handgun’s magazine – unless the owner’s at a state-approved gun range. That particular stipulation was so obviously arbitrary and unjustifiable that the bone-headed federal judge that upheld the rest of the SAFE Act tossed the seven-round limit. On this, Governor Cuomo will not yield – and for good reason . . .
Cuomo said he believes the seven-bullet limit would be restored on appeal. The law only allows seven bullets to be loaded in a 10-bullet magazine.
He said the state had a 10-bullet limit before last year’s law, and New York City has a five-bullet limit for some firearms, he said.
“If you’re going to throw out this limit, you are going to have to throw out all the limits,” Cuomo said.
Still, Cuomo indicated that the judge’s ruling on the seven-bullet limit is now the law, unless it overturned. The case may make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The democratandchronicle.com reports that the pro-gun side is also appealing the decision. Obvs. So, would the Supremes rescue New York from voters’ willingness to elect politicians who trample their gun rights as if they never existed? Watch this space. You know, eventually. Maybe.