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Second Amendment Groups Seek to Overturn Connecticut Firearm and Magazine Ban

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Shew v. Malloy, a case filed last year with the backing of several pro-Second Amendment groups, including the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America, is now making its way through the federal courts to challenge the pretended legislation passed by Connecticut legislators and signed by Governor Dan Malloy. The legislation not only banned semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines, but also required that citizens of Connecticut register their weapons with the state.

The legislation resulted in tens of thousands of Connecticut residents saying “no” to registering their guns in a mass civil disobedience display and issuing somewhat veiled threats against those that might try and disarm them through gun confiscation because of the failure to register their weapons.

Earlier this year we told you about the amicus brief filed by GOA. The NRA came alongside them with a friend of the court brief on behalf of June Shew on July 15, 2013. According to the NRA brief, the legislation should be invalidated because “The line between permissible and impermissible arms regulations is not to be established by balancing the individual right protected by the Second Amendment against purportedly competing government interests.” There was even an appeal to the landmark ruling in the Heller case by the Supreme Court.

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