By Tom Knighton
Laws that aren’t enforced are nothing more than words on a piece of paper. Proper enforcement of the law includes not just an arrest but also a prosecution. Remove either of those and you have a law that is essentially not enforced at all.
In New York, it looks like there are a couple of places that are refusing to enforce parts of the state’s SAFE Act, and for good reason.
Niagara County has joined Erie County in refusing to prosecute cases filed under the “seven-bullet” provision of New York’s SAFE Act.
Two federal courts have ruled the provision unconstitutional.
District Attorney Caroline A. Wojtaszek said Thursday that her office will no longer prosecute any cases filed under the so-called “seven-bullet rule,” which bars possession of any ammunition-feeding device that holds seven or more rounds.
Wojtaszek said she is following the lead of Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn Jr., who announced in November his refusal to prosecute such cases.
Flynn planned to drop 23 cases filed under that provision, the only part of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 that failed to pass muster with the courts when challenged by opponents as a …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms