ALBANY – The state affiliate of the National Rifle Association has asked a federal judge in Buffalo to schedule a hearing to outline its case in public against New York’s SAFE Act gun-control law.
The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association petitioned U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny, who is considering the group’s lawsuit against the state over the gun and ammunition crackdown, because it believes oral arguments are justified in the case.“
When you are able to stand in front of someone and verbalize the case, it becomes abundantly clear how ridiculous some of these things are,’’ Tom King, president of the gun-rights group, said Tuesday.
The organization is seeking to undo the SAFE Act, promoted by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and rushed into law in January following the slayings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Among other challenges, the NRA affiliate says the law violates the federal Constitution’s Second Amendment by limiting the types of guns people can have for lawful purposes.