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New York State Rifle & Pistol Association

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association

New York --(Ammoland.com)- Please find attached a copy of the Revised New York State Police SAFE Act Guide. Note on page 8 the highlighted area that states:

Possessing a magazine loaded with more than 7 rounds / New PL section 265.37

New PL section 265.37 had made it a crime to load any magazine with more than 7 rounds of ammunition, regardless of the capacity of the magazine. On December 31st, the United States District Court for the Western District of New York issued a decision as a result of challenges to various provisions of the New York Safe Act. While the federal district court upheld most of its provisions, the Court held that this section, “Unlawful Possession of Certain Ammunition Feeding Devices,” was unconstitutional. As a result of the Court’s decision members are instructed not to enforce PL 265.37 at this time.

As you see this is a direct result of The NYSRPA and other Plaintiffs Legal action in Buffalo, NY. We are in the process of notifying the NYSP and others that the decision also declared unconstitutional the “Muzzle Brake” section of the SAFE Act; therefore those sections of the Penal Code and the enclosed “Field Guide” should also be revised.

We would like to thank The Westchester County Firearms Owners Association, Sportsmen’s Association for Firearms Education, AR15.com, NYS Amateur Trap Association and the other plaintiffs for lending their stories to our suit. I would also like to personally thank Scott Somavilla of WCFAO for his support and guidance and the others who remain anonymous for their important support. We could not have done it without all of you.

We are presently waiting for all documents to be filed in our Appeal to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, when that happens we will let everyone know the next step and post those documents.

I would like to thank all of the supporters who have stood by the NYSRPA and helped us grow into the Nation’s largest NRA State Association.

Tom King
Cogito ergo sum ​​armati

Revised NYSP SAFE Act State Police Guide

About:
The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association is the state’s largest and oldest firearms advocacy organization. Since 1871, our organization has been dedicated to the preservation of Second Amendment rights, firearm safety, education and training, and the shooting sports. Our membership consists of individuals and clubs throughout the state. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)4 organization and the official NRA-affiliated State Association in New York. Visit: www.nysrpa.org

  • 4 User comments to “NY State Police Guide Revised To Reflect Unconstitutionality of Ammunition Ban”

    1. MR BILL on March 27, 2014 at 4:59 AM said:

      enough with the bs already !go out and get the j3rk0ffs that are committing the crimes and put them in the slammer then for your next trick stop turning them loose you f^$king crooked lawyers and bleeding heart liberal judges.the only thing your accomplishing is attacking the legit gun owners.

    2. a small victory…BUT….Registration is still required……sooooo……will not comply is still the mantra…..I would hope…..Semper Fi

    3. ANY cop that enforces ANY unconstitutional law , ever , is NOT an American cop , but an unAmerican cowardly communist azz sucker and his fellow officers should ostracise him or her and make their lives so miserable they quit and go home .

    4. […] John- New York state issued a guide to law enforcement concerning the New York SAFE act.  The guide recommends ignoring the magazine capacity requirements since they are most likely unconstitutional. They also suggest ignoring the muzzle brake restrictions as unenforceable vague. http://www.ammoland.com/2014/03/ny-state-police-guide-revised-to-reflect-unconstitutionality-of-amm… […]

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