Gun rights group files lawsuit challenging ammo provision enacted after Sandy Hook

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The Connecticut Citizens Defense League and other plaintiffs filed a lawsuit Tuesday that challenges part of An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety, also known as Public Law 13-3.

According to the CCDL, the plaintiffs are challenging “the prohibition on Connecticut residents that makes it illegal to load more than 10 rounds of ammunition into lawfully owned magazines that can hold more.”

“This prohibition imposes an unconstitutional burden on the right of the people to keep and bear arms,” the group said in a news release announcing the litigation.

Second Amendment Foundation Statement | CCDL Statement

The gun provision was enacted in 2013. The group alleges it violates the 2nd and 14th amendments to the Constitution.

“Only a law-abiding gun owner is going to heed the State’s requirement to load only 10 rounds into a magazine capable of holding more ammunition. Criminals who are intent on doing harm will not follow this same law,” says CCDL President Holly Sullivan in prepared remarks.

READ THE LAWSUIT

 

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