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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Conn. Gun Law

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a national gun industry group's lawsuit challenging a wide-ranging firearms law passed by Connecticut in response to the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven ruled Monday that the Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation Inc. doesn't have legal standing to challenge how state officials approved the law.

The foundation sued Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, legislative leaders and other officials in July, claiming the emergency legislation was approved illegally in April without proper public input, without time for adequate review and without an explanation of why the usual legislative process needed to be bypassed.

The law expanded a ban on assault weapons and prohibits large-capacity ammunition magazines.

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