NY sheriffs oppose strict gun law, to join lawsuit: “Vague, impossible to enforce”

May 24, 2013

A little ray of sunshine to brighten up one’s day.

County sheriffs have asked to join the federal lawsuit challenging New York’s tough new gun restrictions, calling some provisions vague and impossible to enforce fairly.

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association and five individual sheriffs are asking U.S. District Judge William Skretny to add their position to the record. They support gun rights advocates seeking to block enforcement of new bullet limits for magazines and the tighter definition of assault weapons.

via New York sheriffs voice opposition to strict gun law

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  1. Mike Wilcox says:

    And WHY shouldn’t they join the lawsuit against Comrade Cuomo and the Soviet Socialist State of New York ?

    These heretofore ignored law enforcement authorities, will be our Last Defense for the Freedoms we take for granted.

    Here’s THE REAL STORY, under the Media Radar, behind this lawsuit move by NYS Sheriff’s…

    Sheriffs: Cuomo asked for silence

    Law officials say governor tried to quiet criticism of gun law

    By Jimmy Vielkind
    Updated 7:18 am, Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    “…Cuomo pushed the sheriffs to stop publicly speaking out against the act, Moss said.

    “The governor was of the opinion that the sheriffs around the state should not be interjecting their personal opinions in reference to the law,” Moss said, adding that Cuomo said sheriffs can’t do that and enforce the law.

    One person briefed on the meeting said Cuomo threatened to remove sheriffs from office, a little-used power afforded the state’s chief executive under the state constitution. Moss would not confirm this. He did say the meeting was heated at times, but overall he described it as “cordial.”

    Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Sheriffs-Cuomo-asked-for-silence-4532930.php#ixzz2UECghEcM