[Ed. – The loss of Scalia continues to send our constitutional rights down the drain.]
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals of state bans on semi-automatic weapons in New York and Connecticut amid resurgent debates on gun control following the Orlando massacre.
The Court’s decision to not hear the two appeals — Shew v. Malloy and Kampfer v. Cuomo — upholds federal appeals court rulings in which judges found that the bans were constitutional.
Connecticut’s semi-automatic weapon ban was signed into law on April 2013, four months after the Sandy Hook massacre in which 20 children and six school employees were killed by Adam Lanza. The law expanded an existing ban by outlawing dozens of rifle models able to hold high-capacity ammunition.