The decision Monday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit found that the SAFE Act in New York and laws in Connecticut do not infringe on the Second Amendment, as gun-rights groups contended in their lawsuits.
The laws were passed following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.
The court, however, found New York’s requirement that only seven bullets can be loaded into a 10-round magazine is unconstitutional, upholding a previous court ruling. In response to that earlier ruling, New York has already agreed to not enforce the seven-bullet limit.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised the ruling while gun-rights groups called it disappointing, but expected. The New York Rifle & Pistol Association has vowed to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.