March 31, 2014: On December 31, 2013, Judge William Skretny of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York declared the 7 round loading limitation of Penal Law 265.37 unconstitutional.  Nearly three months later, the New York State Police, Office of General Counsel, has revised its field guide to enforcing the New York SAFE Act to officially instruct state troopers not to enforce the loading limitation (meaning that state troopers will permit 10 round magazines to be fully loaded).  The revision appears in yellow highlighted text on page 8 of the revised manual and states that troopers “are instructed not to enforce PL 265.37 at this time”—signaling the state’s hope that its pending appeal of Judge Skretny’s decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is successful.  A copy of the revised field guide is available here.