Federal judge strikes down a NY gun show limit
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports that a District Court has stricken a part of the NY laws regulating gunshows. The statute in question required that "sellers" at a "gun show" perform background checks on purchasers. The statute had several definitions of "gun show," and the judge struck one that said it was any event hosted by organizations devoted to shooting or firearms collecting. (The suit does not affect the alternate definitions, such as a meeting where 20% of exhibitors have guns for sale).
The constitutional problem was that the definition would include gun club meetings and such, and I gather the requirement to do a background on a "buyer" didn't say buyer of a gun. So it would be forbidden for gun clubs to sell anything (including a meal) at a meeting without performing a background check on the buyer.
Those who like sausages and law should not watch the messy process of either being made....