State AGs fight Delaware over assault weapons ban

by ian


A coalition of 20 state attorneys general is requesting that the U.S. Court of Appeals reverse a lower court decision upholding Delaware’s ban on “assault weapons”. Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen is leading the group.

The coalition filed their challenge to two recently passed laws. Delaware House Bill 450 prohibits the manufacture, sale, and possession of so-called assault weapons in Delaware. In addition, Delaware Senate Bill 6 bans magazines capable of holding more than 17 rounds of ammunition.

Knudsen told reporters”these Delaware laws are flagrantly unconstitutional and the lower court’s decision should be reversed.”

The National Shooting Sports Foundation estimated that there are more than 24 million rifles in circulation across the U.S., all of which would be targeted by the law.