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Court deals blow to SAFE Act
Poughkeepsie Journal [NY], by Joseph Spector

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Posted By:athina, 1/1/2014 7:42:10 PM

ALBANY — New York’s ban on assault weapons is constitutional, but the state’s gun control law cannot limit a magazine to seven bullets, a federal court judge ruled Tuesday. The ruling by Chief U.S. District Judge William Skretny in Buffalo found New York’s law, called the SAFE Act, doesn’t infringe on Second Amendment rights. But the judge tossed a provision that allows only seven bullets in a magazine, saying the number is “arbitrary.” “This court finds that the challenged provisions of the SAFE Act — including the act’s definition and regulation of assault weapons and its ban on large-capacity magazines

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 1/1/2014 7:59:18 PM     (No. 9676034)

This escapes me! But it´s ok to ban a firearm based upon its looks?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 1/1/2014 8:17:56 PM     (No. 9676047)

I don´t need seven ´bullets´ I would rather have cartridges or ammunition, not bullets. Liberals are so stupid.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GoodGrief, 1/1/2014 8:22:10 PM     (No. 9676052)

The founders knew that an armed society is a safe society. It is, of course, a dangerous society for those who would be tyrants.

Those who are afraid of guns -- that surely is what they are -- do not realize that you can live safely in an isolated home, 26 road miles from a deputy, when the lawless element knows that you are well armed.

If the lawless find out you are not armed, you are whimpering victims.

When the founders spoke of the militia, they meant ALL THE ABLE-BODIED POPULATION, not the national guard. Read, and find this out. People that possess guns are very unlikely to be perpetrators of gun crimes. Collectively, they are the preventors of countless crimes.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 1/1/2014 10:06:51 PM     (No. 9676106)

While I was reading my copy of the Constitution today, I failed to find the part about banning any kind of weapons!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/2/2014 1:42:05 AM     (No. 9676234)

I have no use for the federal judiciary, and I would like to see them dismantled. State courts with elected, accountable judges can decide these matters.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/2/2014 3:31:32 AM     (No. 9676256)

But Andrew Cuomo shouted "nobody needs seven bullets to kill a deer," so how can the court do this? /s

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