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Lawsuit filed challenging Conn. assault weapon, high capacity magazine bans

A lawsuit seeks to overturn Connecticut's assault weapons and magazine ban.  A Colorado-based nonprofit, along with a New Milford resident filed the suit last week claiming the laws infringe Second Amendment rights, and questioned the term assault weapon.  State Attorney General William Ton says similar lawsuits from the National Association for Gun Rights were filed against Massachusetts, Hawaii, Colorado and elsewhere.  Tong says this challenge to the post-Sandy Hook assault weapons ban is the kind of public safety threat he anticipated when the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol versus Bruen.  Connecticut's Assault Weapons and Large Capacity Magazines ban took effect in 2013.

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