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December 04, 2016
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Gun law protests continue; Cuomo considers amendment

New York State Senator John J. Bonacic speaks in Albany, NY at the rally against Governor Cuomo’s controversial gun control law outside of the New York State Capitol Building on February 28.
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It’s not clear if any group will bring a challenge against the law in federal court, but U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said recently it’s not clear where the court might draw the line about which weapons would be protected by the Second Amendment and which would not. In response to a question about the matter in July 2012, Scalia said, “Obviously, the amendment does not apply to arms that cannot be hand-carried. It’s to ‘keep and bear.’ So, it doesn’t apply to cannons. But I suppose there are handheld rocket launchers that can bring down airplanes that will have to be—it will have to be decided.”