Lawsuit Takes Aim at Connecticut’s Assault Weapons Ban

Gun rights advocates are seeking to block Connecticut from enforcing a new federal rule that reclassified certain weapons as banned firearms under the state’s assault weapons ban. 

A lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court by the Second Amendment Foundation on behalf of several gun owners, seeks a declaratory judgement that Connecticut’s laws banning the sale or possession of “assault weapons” violate the Second Amendment, and calls for a permanent injunction barring the state from enforcing the laws. 

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U.S. Representative Steve Cohen Votes to Advance Anti-Second Amendment Legislation

U.S. Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN-9) voted to advance legislation banning “assault weapons.” He touted his vote during House Judiciary Committee debate last week.

Cohen, a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, voted on July 20 to advance an “assault weapons ban” to the full House of Representatives.

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