(WBEN/AP) Supporters and opponents of the state's new gun restrictions have scheduled competing rallies at the Capitol, with buses from New York City and Buffalo scheduled to bring their respective groups.
The organization Turn Albany Upside Down says both the quick passage and some provisions in the new measure are unlawful, calling the seven-bullet legal limit on magazines "arbitrary and capricious."
Carl Paladino, the 2010 Republican candidate for governor has organized bus transportation from Buffalo to the rally Tuesday on the Capitol steps.
The new law was pushed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who defeated Paladino.
A group called One Million Moms for Gun Control says its New York chapters will rally inside the Capitol and visit lawmakers to show support for the state's "leadership on common-sense gun regulation."The gun law, passed in late January, restricts New York's ban on assault weapons and limits the size of magazines to seven bullets, rather than the current 10. Designated assault weapons must be registered within a year after that or owners face a misdemeanor charge.
In addition to drawing the ire of gun rights groups because of what is in the law, Cuomo is also criticized for negotiating the provisions in private, then not releasing the details until just before legislators voted.
Cuomo issued an order to suspend the three days' public review required of bill under the constitution.
Here's the State's Information Site, for gun owners who have questions about the new law.
You can also access it here, or call the Toll Free Gun Q&A Hotline at 855- LAW- GUNS (529-4867)