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Right to swing arms

A federal district court judge has overturned a New York state ban on nunchucks, citing the Second Amendment. From her courthouse in Brooklyn, Judge Pamela Chen issued the ruling Dec. 14, saying the 1974 New York law violated the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms. State lawmakers passed the nunchuck prohibition out of fear that the proliferation of kung fu movies of the early 1970s would make nunchucks a popular street weapon.


 

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