Court forced to review rushed approval of NY SAFE Act
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:55:58 GMT —
A group of 1,200 New Yorkers has forced a court review of whether New York's new gun controls were rushed into law in violation of the State constitution.
Robert Schulz of Warren County calls Gov. Andrew Cuomo a "king" for pushing through the nation's toughest gun law by suspending the three-day review usually required before votes on bills.
Cuomo and legislative leaders agreed on the bill in closed-door negotiations and put the politically dicey measure to a vote at night in mid-January. That was after Cuomo issued a "message of necessity," which allows the constitutional waiting period to be suspended.
Schulz and his co-plaintiffs won an order Friday that will require the governor and Legislature to prove the message of necessity was warranted.
Cuomo had no initial comment.