A New York attorney has vowed to appeal a federal judge's denial of his challenge to his arrest for possession in his home of two "chuka sticks," or "nunchaku." James M. Maloney called the statute that prohibits possession of the weapon "nothing less than draconian." But U.S. District Judge Arthur Spatt made short work of the claim that New York's Penal Law violated Maloney's First Amendment right of free speech, his Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms and his Ninth Amendment right to privacy.
N.Y. Attorney Vows to Fight 'Nunchaku Intolerance'
New York Law Journal
February 1, 2007
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