Statement From AG Schneiderman on NYS Supreme Court Decision to Uphold the SAFE Act

Attorney General Schneiderman has released the following statement.

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New York, NY - April 16, 2014 - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the following statement on today’s decision by New York State Acting Supreme Court Justice Thomas J. McNamara, which declared that the NY SAFE Act is not in violation of New York State Constitution or New York Civil Rights Law. 
“New Yorkers deserve to live in a state with a strong set of procedures in place to protect them from gun violence. Today, the State Supreme Court agreed with my office that the SAFE Act established those necessary safeguards without infringing on the rights of responsible gun owners, and upheld New York’s comprehensive law. We will continue to defend and expand our state’s efforts to ensure the safety of all New Yorkers by keeping guns out of dangerous hands.”