OUR LEGAL BATTLES
James Ostrowski, Esq. is actively fighting the unconstitutional NY gun control regime at the highest levels of the state and federal court systems.
Libertarian Party of Erie County v. Cuomo
This case, now pending a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals after a 2.20.19 oral argument, is one step away from U.S. Supreme Court review. The case seeks to nullify New York State’s arbitrary pistol permit requirement based on the following:
- Unconstitutional – Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights violated
- Overly subjective nature of “good moral character,” “good cause,” and “proper cause” requirements
- Application of “intermediate scrutiny” to Second Amendment restrictions when “strict scrutiny” is most appropriate for this constitutionally enumerated right
The People of the State of New York v. Benjamin Wassell
The NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 4th Department issued a crushing rebuke on 4.26.19 to Albany’s far-left progressives seeking to legislate Second Amendment civil rights out of existence via imperial gun control edicts like the SAFE Act. In a unanimous decision, the State Supreme Court reversed the judgment and dismissed the indictment against Ben Wassell. The Court ruled that the NYS Attorney General’s Office failed to demonstrate legal authority to prosecute the SAFE Act violations originally levelled against Defendant-Appellant Benjamin Wassell.
SAFE ACT NON-ENFORCEMENT ZONE
The district attorneys of all 17 Western New York counties have stated they WILL NOT enforce the SAFE Act seven-round capacity limit:
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2AWNY is a force multiplier for the numerous Second Amendment civil rights advocacy enterprises forming the backbone of Western New York’s vibrant gun culture. We act as a 2A news and information distribution, policy analysis, and organizational driver for the many interest groups seeking to defend and expand Second Amendment civil rights throughout the region. 2AWNY is dedicated to assisting in the organization, promotion, and funding of legal challenges to the unconstitutional New York State gun control regime. We seek to make Western New York the epicenter of New York State’s Second Amendment civil rights renaissance.