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New York Safe Act Court Ruling

New York Safe Act Court Ruling

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New York’s expanded ban on assault weapons is constitutional, but it cannot limit a magazine to seven bullets, a federal court judge ruled...
New York’s expanded ban on assault weapons is constitutional, but it cannot limit a magazine to seven bullets, a federal court judge ruled...

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Published by: AmmoLand Shooting Sports News on Dec 31, 2013
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTWESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORKNEW YORK STATE RIFLE AND PISTOL ASSOCIATION, INC.; WESTCHESTER COUNTY FIREARMS OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; SPORTSMEN'S ASSOCIATION FOR FIREARMS EDUCATION, INC.;NEW YORK STATE AMATEUR TRAPSHOOTING ASSOCIATION, INC.; BEDELL CUSTOM; BEIKIRCH AMMUNITION CORPORATION; BLUELINE TACTICAL & POLICE SUPPLY, LLC; BATAVIA MARINE & SPORTING SUPPLY; WILLIAM NOJAY, THOMAS GALVIN, and ROGER HORVATH,Plaintiffs,
 
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DECISION AND ORDER
 13-CV-291S ANDREW M. CUOMO, Governor of the State of New York; ERIC T. SCHNEIDERMAN, AttorneyGeneral of the State of New York; JOSEPH A.D'AMICO, Superintendent of the New York StatePolice; LAWRENCE FRIEDMAN, District Attorney for Genesee County; and GERALD J.GILL, Chief of Police for the Town of Lancaster,New York,Defendants.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.INTRODUCTION.................................................1II.BACKGROUND..................................................4 A.The SAFE Act .............................................41.Assault Weapons......................................42.Magazines and Ammunition .............................7B.Procedural History...........................................8III. DISCUSSION....................................................9 A. Legal Standards ............................................9B.Standing .................................................10C.The Second Amendment & Heller .............................11D.Standard of Review ........................................151.Common Use & Substantial Burden ......................192.Intermediate Scrutiny ..................................23E.Application of Intermediate Scrutiny to the SAFE Act ..............271.Assault Weapons ....................................272.Large-capacity Magazines ..............................333.Seven-round Limit ....................................34F.Vagueness ...............................................371.The conspicuously protrudingpistol grip..................392.The threaded barrel ...................................413.Magazine-capacity restrictions ..........................414.The five-round shotgun limit ............................425.Can be readily restored or converted.....................42
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6.The and ifclause of Penal Law § 265.36 .................437.Muzzle break.......................................448.Versionof an automatic weapon........................459. Manufactured weight .................................4610.Commercial transfer ..................................46G.Dormant Commerce Clause ..................................46IV. CONCLUSION .................................................53V. ORDERS
 
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