Judge Upholds Most of NY Gun Control Law

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A federal judge upheld most of New York’s new gun control law on Tuesday, rejecting arguments that its bans on large-capacity magazines and the sale of some semi-automatic rifles violate Second Amendment rights because they’re related to achieving an “important governmental interest” in public safety, The Associated Press reported. The law “applies only to a subset of firearms with characteristics New York State has determined to be particularly dangerous and unnecessary for self-defense,” the ruling said. “It does not totally disarm New York’s citizens, and it does not meaningfully jeopardize their right to self-defense.”