A federal judge has declared Connecticut’s assault rifle ban and other gun laws constitutional.
Thursday’s ruling is a defeat for gun advocates with the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, which filed a lawsuit challenging the laws.
But the judge deemed the law is a valid way to balance Second Amendment rights and the government’s goal of reducing gun violence.
“We don’t view this as a setback,” said CCDL President Scott Wilson. “We view this as, there is going to be a lot of members of our organization and gun owners throughout the state of Connecticut that will not go away quietly. They will stand up and fight for their rights, because we know we are in the right.”
The CCDL plans to file an appeal as soon as possible.