So it looks like the first Federal Judge 'step' in the judicial review process says that the NY SAFE ACT is ok, except for the magazine restrictions.
Over the jump for more details.
Federal judge upholds New York’s ban on assault weapons, rejects 7-round magazine limit
Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a DKos group of second amendment supporters who have progressive and liberal values. We don't think that being a liberal means one has to be anti-gun. Some of us are extreme in our second amendment views (no licensing, no restrictions on small arms) and some of us are more moderate (licensing, restrictions on small arms.) Moderate or extreme or somewhere in between, we hold one common belief: more gun control equals lost elections. We don't want a repeat of 1994. We are an inclusive group: if you see the Second Amendment as safeguarding our right to keep and bear arms individually, then come join us in our conversation. If you are against the right to keep and bear arms, come join our conversation. We look forward to seeing you, as long as you engage in a civil discussion.
Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny said the law, a response to the Sandy Hook shootings that killed 20 children and six adults, is not a violation of the Second Amendment.Obviously, the pro-gun rights organizations will appeal Judge Skretny's decision.
The one exception Skretny found was the law’s seven-round limit, which he called “tenuous, strained and unsupported.”
“The Court finds that the challenged provisions of the SAFE Act, including the Act’s definition and regulation of assault weapons and its ban on high-capacity magazines, further the state’s important interest in public safety and do not impermissibly infringe on Plaintiff’s Second Amendment rights,” the judge said in his ruling.
Will this make it all the way to SCOTUS or will it die before it gets there? Will a different court find the magazine limits constitutional?
This should get interesting.