This is not good. Not only did this federal judge uphold the ‘assault’ weapons ban by the state of Massachusetts, but he dismissed the case entirely:
#BREAKING Court upholds our enforcement of the Massachusetts assault weapons ban. Declares that the AR-15 and other assault weapons "fall outside the scope of the Second Amendment and may be banned." https://t.co/H3ed25UPqo pic.twitter.com/YPG3MWLC0x— Maura Healey (@MassAGO) April 6, 2018
BOSTON GLOBE – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Massachusetts’ ban on assault weapons.
U.S. District Judge William Young said in his ruling released Friday that assault weapons and large capacity magazines banned by the state in its 1998 law fall outside the ‘‘scope of the personal right to ‘bear arms’ under the Second Amendment.’’
Young also upheld Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey’s enforcement notice to gun sellers and manufacturers clarifying what constitutes a ‘‘copy’’ or ‘‘duplicate’’ weapon under the 1998 law.
The lawsuit was filed last year by the Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts and other groups who said the law infringed on their rights under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Young said Massachusetts is ‘‘free to ban these weapons and large capacity magazines.’’
Young was first appointed by Reagan and ended his opinion by saying “Justice Scalia would be proud.”
You can read the full opinion below: