Jacob’s reporting a lawsuit is in the works by NYSRPA and NRA. I do hope this is a carefully considered lawsuit that asks narrow questions rather than broad questions. I’ve been wary of taking assault weapons cases forward, but a) New York’s is pretty draconian, and b) circumstances have largely forced this issue. Someone is going to take cases forward, and I’d rather it be with responsible plaintiffs, and not a defense attorney taking bad cases with bad plaintiffs because someone somewhat shady but not prohibited got busted with a gun that had more than 7 rounds in it.
Will the federal courts help the good people of New York? I’d be a liar if I told you I think the odds are better than not that they strike down the law. Much more likely it will be upheld, even in the appeals court. What will the Supreme Court do beyond that? I wouldn’t hazard a guess, because by the time any case gets there, we could be looking at a different Court.
There are several good carry cases moving forward in the courts now, which are much closer to the Supreme Court than any case against the Cuomo gun ban, and for which I feel better about achieving victory. Hopefully the Court will offer some helpful language, and possibly some hints about what issue to press next.