U.S. appeals court upholds core of N.Y., Connecticut gun laws

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Posted: Oct 19, 2015 10:14 AM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the core provisions of two gun-control laws passed in New York and Connecticut the wake of the 2012 mass murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School that banned possession of semiautomatic assault weapons.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld the bans on semiautomatic weapons and large-capacity magazines, but struck down a New York provision regulating load limits and a Connecticut prohibition on the non-semiautomatic Remington 7615.

(Reporting by Nate Raymond in New York)