WAMC News
7:23 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Opponents of NY gun law to rally in Albany

Credit Elvert Barnes Flcikr

Opponents of New York's new gun control law plan to lobby lawmakers and rally at the Capitol against measures they say infringe on their constitutional right to bear arms. 

The New York Rifle and Pistol Association, the rally organizer, says busloads of demonstrators from more than a dozen counties around the state are scheduled to arrive Thursday morning and many buses will be full.

About 500 opponents rallied outside the Capitol two weeks ago, at one point chanting they won't comply. The association has separately filed notice of its intent to file a lawsuit in an attempt to overturn the law.

It sets a seven-bullet limit on magazines, tightens the definition of illegal "assault weapons" and requires owners of formerly legal semiautomatic guns to register them.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

Related program: