New York –-(Ammoland.com)- In April 2013, NRA state affiliate New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York challenging the constitutionality of Title 38 of the Rules of the City of New York.
The case is now pending as NYSRPA v. City of New York.
The suit states that the rules infringe upon the Second Amendment by denying the right to possess and carry a firearm for personal defense, as well as by prohibiting residents from practicing at a firearms range or participating in shooting events located outside the borders of the City of New York.
The plaintiffs asked the court in June 2013 to prohibit enforcement of the challenged rules while the case was decided, but that September, the court ruled the case would be put on hold until potentially relevant issues were decided in another case, Osterweil v. Bartlett.
With Osterweil having been decided in October 2013, the stage is set for further action in NYSRPA v. City of New York. This July, cross-motions were filed for summary judgment in the case, and arguments were heard on October 8 2014.
We will report on further developments as they occur in this important effort to vindicate the rights of New York City’s long-suffering gun owners.
In Other News:
We are raffling off a Armalite .50 rifle with proceeds going to the legal defense fund. Entires are $15 and may be purchased online. http://nysrpa.kintera.org/ar50
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