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Mar 21, 2013 8:00 PM by Posted by Bill Folsom

Gun rights group files federal suit against New York gun laws

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York affiliate of the National Rifle Association, sportsmen's groups, firearms businesses and individual gun owners are seeking an injunction to stop the state's strict new gun control law.

The federal suit claims the law violates New Yorkers' Second Amendment rights.

The suit filed Thursday in Buffalo says the statute enacted Jan. 15 infringes on the right of law-abiding citizens to keep "commonly possessed" guns in the home for family defense and other legal purposes.

The law pushed through by Gov. Andrew Cuomo was the first enacted after the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. It broadens the ban to include some popular and formerly legal semi-automatic rifles and requires registration of older guns.

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