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Supreme Court leaves state assault weapons bans in place

11 months 3 days 10 hours ago June 20, 2016 Jun 20, 2016 Monday, June 20 2016 June 20, 2016 10:34 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: AP News Now

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to assault weapons bans in Connecticut and New York, in the aftermath of the shooting attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that left 50 people dead.
    
The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that upheld laws that were passed in response to another mass shooting involving a semi-automatic weapon, the elementary school attack in Newtown, Connecticut.
    
The Supreme Court has repeatedly turned away challenges to gun restrictions since two landmark decisions that spelled out the right to a handgun to defend one's own home.

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