Judge: Assault weapons ban doesn’t violate 2nd Amendment

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Assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are not protected by the Second Amendment, a federal judge said in a ruling upholding Massachusetts’ ban on these weapons, reports the Washington PostU.S. District Judge William Young dismissed a lawsuit challenging the 20-year-old ban, saying assault weapons are military firearms that fall beyond the reach of the constitutional right to “bear arms.” Regulation of the weapons is a matter of policy, not for the courts, he said.