They appear to want to proceed with the lawsuit on their safe storage ordinance, and have proffered perhaps one of the most stupid quotes I’ve seen from a politician in a long time:
“When this legislature passed these laws, they were constitutional,” said Legislator Martin Rogowsky, D-Harrison, and chairman of the Committee on Public safety and Security. “If we were passing the laws today, we might pass the same laws.”
No. They were always unconstitutional, the Supreme Court just hadn’t told you yet. Now they have. The Supreme Court threw out safe storage laws that made a firearm unavailable for self-defense. All they are doing is wasting the tax dollars of the residents of Westchester County on a pointless lawsuit.
The safe storage law requires that unlocked guns be in the owner’s immediate possession. It does not make an exceptions for households without children. It’s just a hair less restrictive than DC’s “safe storage” law. It should be a pretty unambiguously unconstitutional.