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SCOTUS Upholds States' Assault Weapons Ban

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The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to assault weapons bans in Connecticut and New York Monday, allowing the state laws to stay in effect. The ruling upholds the opinion of a lower court. Both laws ban assault weapons and large-capacity magazines in their respective states. The Connecticut law was enacted after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which was carried out with an AR-15 assault rifle, the same style of gun used in Orlando's Pulse nightclub shooting that claimed the lives of 49 people.

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