According to a Feb. 14, 2013, press release from the Second Amendment Foundation, twenty state attorney generals have filed amicus briefs (friend of the court) in the Writ of Certiorari (a writ seeking judicial review) of the recently enacted New York gun permitting statute.
The New York gun permitting statute allowed public access to gun owner's records for a time and some of those records were made public in New York newspapers.
The present suit involves five individuals seeking redress of the entire statute.
The case is being argued before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and may well be destined for the United States Supreme Court.
This legal action may prompt Republican gun rights supporters to delay action on President Obama’s proposed gun control measures that he reiterated in the State of the Union Address on Feb. 12, 2013.
The President stressed background checks, limiting “weapons of war” and high-capacity magazines as his hopes for quick legislative action on gun control.
The lawsuit and Republican repugnance for gun control may doom the President's hopes for quick action to a slow crawl.