State challenging lawsuit over NY-SAFE Act
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York State will once again challenge a lawsuit regarding the NY-SAFE Act. The state is expected to file paperwork today defending the gun law.
Governor Cuomo signed the SAFE Act into law back in January.
The plantiff in the case, Robert Schulz of Warren County, is seeking to overturn the legislation.
Schulz won a court order last month that requires the state to explain why the message of necessity was warranted in passing the new gun control laws. Typically, a three-day review is required before voting on bills.
Last week, a judge denied a preliminary injunction against the law. Schulz filed an appeal earlier this week.
Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senators Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein, are named in the lawsuit.
The SAFE Act gives New York some of the toughest gun control laws in the country.