Second amendment supporters are celebrating a ruling in federal court that overturned a weapons ban in New York. But it wasn’t a gun-rights case. The now-defunct ban prevented people from keeping and bearing nunchucks.
The Hill reports:
The plaintiff in the case, James Maloney, was charged with possession of nunchucks, two rigid rods connected at one end by a chain or rope, in his home in 2000.
Maloney initially filed a complaint in 2003. The AP notes that he was mainly focused on getting that part of the law that bans nunchucks even in private homes overturned.
Chen said in her ruling that the court couldn’t just take that part out of the existing law. She ruled that the state law as it pertained to possessing the weapon was in violation of the Second Amendment.
She also said that the law as it applied to the manufacturing, transporting or disposing of nunchucks was unconstitutional.