ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A gun owners' group has filed a notice of its intention to sue New York State in attempting to overturn the restrictive gun law passed two weeks ago.
The New York Rifle & Pistol Association, in a notice filed Tuesday, says passage and enforcement violate the constitutional right to bear arms and the right to privacy, and unconstitutionally criminalizes guns and magazines that were previously legal and restricts the ability to do business.
Other plaintiffs are the Westchester County Firearms Owners Association, the Sportsmen's Association for Firearms Education Inc. and AR15.COM LLC.
The law bans certain semi-automatic guns and large magazines, requires owners to register within a year any once-legal guns banned under the law's tighter definition of "assault weapons" and outlaws bringing them into New York from elsewhere.
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