The Second Amendment Foundation and the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association filed their lawsuit Tuesday in federal court. They say that the fee the city charges to keep a handgun is so high it conflicts with the Second Amendment.
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.
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.
Source: The Associated Press via WSJ.