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Gun Group Drops Lawsuit Challenging N.Y. Assault-Weapons Ban

A salesperson shows an AR-15 rifle to a customer.

A salesperson shows an AR-15 rifle to a customer.

Photographer: George Frey/Bloomberg

A US gun-rights group dropped the federal lawsuit it filed to challenge New York’s assault-weapons ban. It didn’t provide any explanation. 

Firearms Policy Coalition filed a notice of voluntary dismissal on Friday in Central Islip, New York. The group sued in July, less than a month after the US Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling striking down a related state law limiting who could carry a handgun in public.