” Gun control advocates won a major victory Tuesday, but the fight over New York’s SAFE Act is far from over.
An appeal of Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny’s decision upholding most of the new law is all but guaranteed.
And that appeal may come from supporters of the law, as well.
“ I think there’s going to be appeals on both sides,” said Brian T. Stapleton, a lawyer for the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, one of the groups fighting the law.
Stapleton’s prediction is based on Skretny’s decision to uphold two key elements of the law, the state’s ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and his rejection of a third component, the seven-round limit for magazines.
The judge called the seven-round limit “tenuous, strained and unsupported.” “
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