This article was taken in part from the Connecticut Citizen’s Defense League website. To view the full article and to read the full decision and order, please click here.
“Judge Has Issued Decision in Shew v. Malloy
The ruling issued by Judge Covello has favored the State of Connecticut. Our arguments were dismissed, and the judge accepted the States argument in the entirety.
Everyone would like to know what this means for CCDL and the other plaintiffs. Here is what we know as of now:
1) We are far from done! We knew that there would be appeals no matter how this ruling was decided, and we were prepared for this.
2) Judge Covello did acknowledge that the list of firearms that are deemed as assault weapons are very much in common use, but public safety outweighs a definitive right to such arms.
3) The legal team for CCDL and the other plaintiffs have already filed a ‘Notice of Appeal’ with the Federal Court System. Filing the appeal may take one to two weeks.” – CT Citizens Defense League