State Supreme Court Judge Gerald Connolly signed an order today directing the governor and legislative leaders to show cause that the law should not be enjoined. A March 11 hearing is scheduled in Albany County court.
The Cuomo-backed bill passed January 15 without the required three-day waiting period.
We The People of New York, Inc., comprising more than 1,200 plaintiffs from 58 New York counties filed a constitutional challenge to Cuomo’s “message of necessity.”
The governor had said: “Some weapons are so dangerous, and some ammunition devices are so lethal, that New York State must act without delay to prohibit their continued sale and possession in the state in order to protect
its children, first responders and citizens as soon as possible. This bill, if enacted, would do so by immediately banning the ownership, purchase and sale of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices.”
But Cuomo had no immediate comment on the judge's order.
- Dr. Gatling