The U.S. Supreme Court on June 20 refused to hear appeals that challenged assault weapons bans passed by the states of New York and Connecticut. Its refusal allows the weapons bans to stand.

After the Sandy Hook shootings, both New York and Connecticut passed legislation that prohibited the possession of some semiautomatic “assault weapons” and large-capacity magazines. New York’s ban was part of the New York SAFE Act, passed in 2013.NY_SAFE_Act_logo small

NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett said, “We’re pleased that the Court let stand these assault weapons bans, which are reasonable and constitutional, and help to keep weapons of war out of the hands of dangerous individuals. Now Congress should do its part by passing a similar ban on the federal level.”

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