With the aid of Buffalo area attorney James Tresmond, a notice of claim - the first step in suing any government- was filed Tuesday by the New York Rifle and Pistol Association.
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“He has literally turned millions and millions of gun owners into criminals with the passage of that law,” Reeper said.
Reeper said the tighter restrictions are not clear for owners who possess guns that are now illegal. He believes a lawsuit is likely.
“Success would be all, or most, of Cuomo’s gun laws struck down,” he said.
Earlier this month, Cuomo signed the toughest gun control law in the nation and the first since the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre in Newtown, Conn.
Under prior state law, assault weapons are defined by having two “military rifle” features spelled out in the law. The new law reduces that to one feature and include the popular pistol grip.
It also forces gun owners to renew their licenses every five years, stiffens penalties for using a gun in the commission of a crime and for bringing a gun on school property.