Federal judge dismisses suit challenging Massachusetts weapon ban

April 9, 2018

Via: Jurist

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Friday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the Massachusetts weapon ban, finding that the weapons banned fall outside of the scope of the Second Amendment.

The law faced controversy from gun owners after Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy expanded the definition of guns to be included under the assault weapons ban in 2016 by including such weapons’ copies or duplicates. The amended law bans the sale of specific and name-brand weapons and bans copies or duplicates of those weapons.

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