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California court recently struck down gun law Hochul wants for New York

May 27, 2022 12:11 pm

Ryan Whalen reports for New York State of Politics that Gov. Kathy Hochul is moving forward with a proposal to block anyone under 21-years-old from buying AR-15-style weapons, even though a California court recently struck down a similar law. In the last two weeks, 18-year-olds have used semi-automatic AR-15-style guns to commit mass murders in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas. A few weeks ago a California court ruled against banning 18-year-olds there from purchasing similar weapons. "I'm not going to let my fear of losing a court case to stop me from what I think is correct for New Yorkers and will protect them because you may get a good judge also who actually cares and has common sense and would understand that these are not punitive measures," Hochul said. "We have the right to protect people as well and I'll make that argument in court any day of the week." Former New York State Supreme Court Justice Penny Wolfgang agreed. "There was a dissent in the decision, number one, and number two, California is a different state from New York, different court, different judges and there may very well be a different interpretation," she said. But, when inevitable appeals of any potential lawsuits over a new New York law head to the U.S. Supreme Court, will it have any chance to survive? Read more about this story at New York State of Politics.

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