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SCOTUS Upholds States' Assault Weapons Ban


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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