Fuggedaboutit: Court Rules NY Can’t Limit Ammo

NTM_bullets_1890_krag_jörgensen_6,5_mm_norway_IMG_7467The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that New York’s SAFE Act and laws in Connecticut do not infringe on the Second Amendment. The Court ruled that New York’s requirement to limit gun owners to loading only seven bullets into a 10-round magazine was unconstitutional. It stated:

“NEW YORK HAS FAILED TO PRESENT EVIDENCE THAT THE MERE EXISTENCE OF THIS LOAD LIMIT WILL CONVINCE ANY WOULD‐BE MALEFACTORS TO LOAD MAGAZINES CAPABLE OF HOLDING TEN ROUNDS WITH ONLY THE PERMISSIBLE SEVEN.”

The Court, in its opinion, actually confirmed that the law does not prevent criminals from committing gun violence. Criminals won’t get their eighth bullet, stop and say, “wait a minute, the SAFE Act says I can’t load this one.”

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