New York and Connecticut passed suffocating gun laws after Sandy Hook. The laws have been contested by groups supporting gun rights, pistol permit holders and gun sellers.
The ban against semi-automatic weapons and large capacity magazines was upheld Monday by a three-judge panel of the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan. Connecticut’s ban on the non-semi-automatic Remington 7615 was determined to be unconstitutional.
The court said a seven-round load limit in New York could not be imposed even as it upheld other bans on magazines.
“When used, these weapons tend to result in more numerous wounds, more serious wounds, and more victims. These weapons are disproportionately used in crime, and particularly in criminal mass shootings,” according to the ruling written by Circuit Judge Jose A. Cabranes. “They are also disproportionately used to kill law enforcement officers.”
The appeals court rejected the idea that a ban on assault weapons essentially disarms law-abiding citizens was viewed as “speculative by the court. They also put aside the argument that mass shootings are rare events.
When we consider the Heller case, we know that we are one Supreme Court Justice away from losing our Second Amendment.
Families of Newtown victims have sued the gun manufacturer, distributor and seller of rifle used. If they win, this is another very serious problem for gun owners.
We now have maniacs like Andrew Cuomo winning in court in their efforts to take our guns. Cuomo has already looked into gun confiscation as he admitted during a radio interview a couple years ago.
Barack Obama has already suggested he wants an Australian-style gun confiscation. Imagine being defenseless with some of the people we have running around this country?