New York State Forced to Defend Absurd New Gun Laws in Court

Posted by on Mar 02, 2013 at 2:47 pm

This hopefully will  be a humiliating blow for the tinpot dictator Andrew Cuomo, who ignored state law and rammed through unconstitutional laws in the dead of night.

A New York state judge agreed Friday to consider whether the state’s tough new gun restrictions were rushed into law in violation of the state constitution.

State Supreme Court Justice Gerald Connolly signed an order granting the request for a hearing by plaintiffs who are challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to waive the three-day review usually required before votes on bills, according to

The plaintiffs argue the law violates the guarantees of free speech, property ownership and the right to petition the government guaranteed under the state and federal constitutions.

Plaintiff Robert Schulz called Cuomo a “king” for pushing through the nation’s toughest gun law by suspending the three-day vetting period by submitting a “message of necessity” on the law, which allows the constitutional waiting period to be suspended.

What was the necessity other than preening for the cameras after Newtown?

The New Yorkers are representing themselves, without lawyers. A March 11 date in state court is scheduled. State officials will have to argue their case to avoid an injunction against the law.

“We believe the law is, and the process was, valid and constitutional,” said Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi.

Cuomo and legislative leaders agreed on the bill in closed-door negotiations and put the politically dicey measure to a vote at night in mid-January. That was after Cuomo issued the message of necessity, which the plaintiffs say includes misrepresentations.

Meanwhile, thousands rallied in protest against Cuomo the other day in Albany, but the media largely ignored the peaceful rally.


3 Responses to “New York State Forced to Defend Absurd New Gun Laws in Court”

  1. lyle on 4/04/13 at 12:33 pm

    The New Yorkers are representing themselves, without lawyers.

    I have no more love for attorneys than the next dude, but this is not a good sign.