May 8, 2015; Judge Thomas J. McNamara (NY Supreme – Albany County) has ruled that the New York State Police must release data regarding the registration of firearms that may qualify as “assault weapons” under the provisions of the NY SAFE Act. The case, Robinson v. Cuomo et al., was filed in 2014 by pro-firearm group Shooters Committee on Public Education (SCOPE) after the New York State Police refused to respond to FOIL requests for the information. Stephen Aldstadt, President of SCOPE, explained that the group “never asked for any personal identifying information in any of this. [They] are simply looking for the number of records and not any individual’s name or particular firearm that is registered.” A copy of Judge McNamara’s Order can be found here.
3-D Firearm Designer Sues State Department
Cody Wilson, designer of 3-D printed firearms, has filed suit against the Department of State over what he is calling a violation of his First Amendment right to free speech. The suit stems from a demand from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) that Wilson take blueprints of the 3-D firearm designs off of the internet. Firearm advocacy groups Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation are plaintiffs in the case. A copy of the filed Complaint can be found here.
Renzulli Law Firm is Monitoring Firearm-Related Legislative Developments
Renzulli Law Firm, nationally recognized as one of the premier law firms in the country serving the Firearms Industry, is monitoring legislative developments affecting the industry and publishing regular updates which are available by e-mail and on this website. Any questions you may have about these developments should be directed to John F. Renzulli or Christopher Renzulli.