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New York Assault-Weapons Ban Draws Suit by Gun-Rights Group

  • Ban illegally deprives homeowners of AR-15s, group alleges
  • Suit comes after US Supreme Court scrapped a different NY law
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A gun-rights group sued to overturn New York’s assault-weapons ban, less than a month after the US Supreme Court struck down a related state law that limited who could carry a handgun in public.

The assault-weapons ban violates the Second Amendment by preventing New York residents from buying common semiautomatic firearms like AR-15 rifles that are ideal for defending one’s home, the Firearms Policy Coalition said in a complaint filed Tuesday in federal court in Central Islip, New York.