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Post date: March 13 2013

Statement From A.G. Schneiderman On State Supreme Court's Denial Of Injunction To NY Safe Act

NEW YORK – The following statement can be attributed to Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on the state Supreme Court's decision to reject a request for an injunction halting the NY SAFE Act. The Office of the New York Attorney General is responsible for defending all challenges to the NY SAFE Act.

"The court rightfully rejectedan attempt to halt the State's efforts to reduce gun violence and prevent the tragedies that result from the use of military style weapons and high capacity ammunition devices. The SAFE Act is a comprehensive law that enacts significant reforms designed to increase the safety of all New Yorkers, while ensuring constitutional protections to responsible gun owners. There are multiple lawsuits challenging the SAFE Act on numerous grounds, and our office will continue to fervently defend the protections embodied in the law."