New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs the NY SAFE act into law in January of 2013. Photo: Karen DeWitt
The New York Times is reporting that a federal judge has upheld most of New York’s gun law (sorry, paywalled link). Judge William M. Skretny of they Federal District Court in Buffalo ruled, the Times reports, that “New York’s expanded ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines was constitutional, but struck down a provision forbidding gun owners from loading their firearms with more than seven rounds.” He said the seven-round limit was an “arbitrary restriction” that violated the second amendment.
New York was the first state to pass the tougher new gun laws after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., last December. The law, although popular downstate, has been controversial.