Restrictions on assault weapons and ammunition magazines in New York and Connecticut were attacked by an attorney for gun users on Tuesday as ill-considered encroachments on Second Amendment rights.

Standing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, David Thompson, managing partner of Cooper & Kirk in Washington D.C., said the restrictions do nothing to stem mass shootings and infringe on the right of people to possess guns for their own protection and amusement.

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