NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Gun rights advocates have filed a lawsuit against New York City over the application fee to obtain a handgun permit.
The Second Amendment Foundation and the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association filed their lawsuit Tuesday in federal court. They said the fee the city charges to keep a handgun is so high it conflicts with the Second Amendment.READ MORE: Suspected Human Remains Found In Florida Wildlife Preserve Where Authorities Are Searching For Brian Laundrie
The fee is $340 plus a $94.25 charge for a fingerprint check.
Tom King, president of the state gun group, said government should not place “arbitrary financial constraints” on would-be gun owners.READ MORE: Former President Bill Clinton Returns To New York Home After Being Hospitalized In California
A spokesman for Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the mayor supports the right of law-abiding citizens to own guns.
Bloomberg is a gun-control advocate and the founder of a group called Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
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