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Blumenthal Statement on Lawsuit Challenging Connecticut's Assault Weapons Ban

[HARTFORD, CT] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in response to a federal lawsuit filed by the Connecticut Citizens Defense League seeking to repeal the assault weapons ban in Connecticut.

“This latest challenge to common sense gun safety protections is destined to fail—the same fate as similar misguided and malign attacks on our state laws. Having defended those laws when I was attorney general, I know firsthand how unjustified legally and morally these challenges are, but they must be vigorously fought. Our laws have doubtlessly saved lives. They have been models for other states and for the federal Bipartisan Safer Communities Act that we successfully championed in Congress. I have confidence that Attorney General Tong will fight this challenge with the same determination that it deserves,” Senator Blumenthal said.