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By EDMUND H. MAHONY, [email protected] The Hartford Courant 7:33 p.m. EST, January 30, 2014




HARTFORD — Gun control advocates were buoyed Thursday by a federal court decision in Hartford that upholds Connecticut's toughest-in-the-nation assault weapons ban, calling it a constitutionally valid means of balancing gun rights and the government's interest in reducing gun violence.


"The court concludes that the legislation is constitutional," senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello wrote in a decision published late Thursday. "While the act burdens the plaintiffs' Second Amendment rights, it is substantially related to the important governmental interest of public safety and crime control."


The legislature enacted comprehensive restrictions on ownership of semiautomatic weapons and ammunition early last year in the emotionally charged weeks following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Troubled gunman Adam Lanza killed 20 first-grade students and six women with a now-banned AR-15 Bushmaster assault rifle his mother bought.

More: Federal Court Says Connecticut's Aggressive Assault Weapon Ban Is Constitutional - Courant.com
 

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This will eventually end up at SCOTUS, once there we can only hope it gets struck down although it will prove a valuable litmus test for rulings to come.
 

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We can't depend upon the SCOTUS anymore(sad to say). Public response and action is what is necessary. Quote from Lincoln.
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
 

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No more apropos a statement to define what is currently transpiring in the US today and yes we can no longer rely on SCOTUS to do what it is sworn to do, protect the integrity and validity of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Which is why this case as I'm sure it will ultimately be reviewed by our Supreme Legal Eagles is an important test. I do believe in State's Rights so long as they adhere to the Constitution which Connecticut seems to have turned a blind eye towards. Right you are again, it is WE the People who can sit back then one day ask "what happened" or stand up and be counted.

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
 

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The constitutionality of similar argument was already settled in Heller case. It would appear logical that the entire Bill of Rights will at some point brunt the burden in the name of 'Public Safety'.
I hope the Supreme Court will have no choice but to overturn this blatant violation of the Bill of Rights.

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That sounds like a bunch of nonsense. It is unconstitutional and it appears that the Federal judge may be on someone's payroll.
 

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It sure would have been awesome if not one connecticut resident would have registered their "assault weapon". That would have sent a statement to these pricks.
Stand together or they will divide and conquer us
 

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well folks...... I have advice to any firearms owner in a "Gun Loving" state....

The Communist Cancer IS Coming for YOU.....

YOU are NEXT !

Start calling, writing letters to Local, State and Federal Level politicians and Doing ANYTHING to entrench your Constitutional Rights....


 
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Taking legal action on it right away was a dumb move. They should have waited until the people had spoken in the upcoming elections.
 
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