Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County, called a court ruling Tuesday that tossed a portion of New York’s gun-control law a “huge win for our constitutional freedoms.”

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that New York’s expanded ban on assault weapons is constitutional, however it cannot limit a magazine to seven bullets.

Ball has been an outspoken opponent of the SAFE Act, which was approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in January.

BallNew“This bill was written with the saving of one, and only one, life in mind,” Ball said in a statement. “The political life of a governor who wants to be president. Level headed professionals, including those within the law enforcement community, have pointed out the sheer idiocy of enforcing this political ploy.”

Ball ripped the provision that limits a magazine that can hold 10 rounds to just seven bullets. The judge rejected that piece of the law, calling the number “arbitrary.”

“I am glad to hear that the federal court has ruled that the seven bullet limit, instituted by the NY SAFE Act, is an arbitrary number and therefore unconstitutional. The entire law is an affront to our second amendment and our constitutional freedoms,” Ball continued. (ARTICLE)

About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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