SCOTUS: Assault Weapons Band Stands

By refusing to hear an appeals, the Supreme Court on Monday tacitly acknowledged that assault weapons bans in New York and Connecticut do not violate the Second Amendment. The high court declined to hear an appeal of a case decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. After the shootings at Sandy Hook, both New York and Connecticut passed legislation that prohibited the possession of some semiautomatic “assault weapons” and large-capacity magazines.

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