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New Milford woman and national gun rights group file lawsuit challenging assault weapons ban

HARTFORD, Conn. (WFSB) – A New Milford woman and a national gun rights group have filed a lawsuit against several top Connecticut officials, including the governor, chief state attorney and district attorney. the State Judicial District of Litchfield.

Court records show this woman claims her constitutional rights are being violated due to the state’s strict gun laws.

The federal lawsuit mentions a New Milford woman who has guns and magazines.

He also says she fears getting in trouble with the law since her articles are illegal in Connecticut.

Tonight, state officials say this woman was recruited by extremists.

The National Foundation for Gun Rights said it has filed five lawsuits across the country in an effort to end bans on magazines and assault weapons.

Connecticut is one of their targets.

“Assault weapons are illegal in Connecticut, high-capacity magazines are illegal in Connecticut, and ghost weapons are illegal here in Connecticut,” Attorney General William Tong said.

Now this gun rights group, and Patricia from New Milford, want to change that.

According to a lawsuit filed against senior state officials, Patricia admits she owns semi-automatic firearms and magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition, all kept near her home.

Patricia claims her Second Amendment right is being violated and fears criminal prosecution because she plans to keep all of her guns.

“I know that in the last few days I have seen solicitations from extremist groups looking for plaintiffs, looking for people in Connecticut to file a lawsuit. So it’s something that someone out of state is fabricating. Tong said.

Attorney General William Tong believes Patricia was recruited by the gun rights group.

He says it’s all part of a plan to attack tough gun laws after the Supreme Court struck down a New York law this summer.

Attorney General Tong says CT laws are constitutional.

“I personally find it sick that someone from far away in Connecticut is trying to come here and try to change our laws when they have no idea what it meant for Connecticut to lose 26 people there. almost 10 years, children and teachers,” Tong said.

In a statement, Governor Ned Lamont said, “Connecticut’s law banning assault weapons and large capacity magazines was passed as part of a bipartisan effort to prevent unnecessary tragedy and is overwhelmingly supported by people. who live here.

Channel 3 contacted Patricia and her legal team, but did not receive an official response.

According to court records, state officials must file their response within 21 days.