Gun-rights group wins NY suit to release gun data

by Joseph Spector  |  published on May 8, 2015

B9317263804Z.1_20150507183804_000_G9HANKBIR.2-0A state Supreme Court justice has ruled that the state needs to make public statistical information on the number of assault-style weapons registered in New York.

The April 30 ruling in Albany was disclosed Thursday by the Shooters Committee on Public Education, a gun-rights group that sued last year after the state refused to release the details. State Police had claimed that the information was not public under a gun-control law passed in January 2013.

Paloma Capanna, a Rochester-area lawyer who represented the group, called the decision a major victory for transparency in government.

She said she would file an order demanding the release of the data if the state doesn’t immediately comply; the state could also appeal. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Bill Robinson, a Penfield gun-rights activist.

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