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Fri Apr 6, 2018, 07:54 PM Apr 2018

Federal Judge Upholds Massachusettss Assault-Weapons Ban

Massachusetts’ ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines doesn’t violate the Second Amendment of the Constitution, a U.S. judge ruled, handing a victory to gun-control advocates seeking to pass such a law nationwide as deadly mass shootings become commonplace.

"The AR-15 and its analogs, along with large capacity magazines, are simply not weapons within the original meaning of the individual constitutional right to ‘bear arms,’" U.S. District Judge William Young wrote in a decision Thursday in Boston, dismissing a lawsuit over the state law.


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Federal Judge Upholds Massachusettss Assault-Weapons Ban (Original Post) appleannie1943 Apr 2018 OP
This is important. TomSlick Apr 2018 #1
I am hoping more states will follow suit. appleannie1943 Apr 2018 #2


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1. This is important.
Fri Apr 6, 2018, 08:12 PM
Apr 2018

We need the courts to carve out clearer rules for gun reform. Eventually, SCOTUS will take up one of these cases and (I hope) provide needed guidance.

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