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US Supreme Court upheld ban on assault weapons in New York and Connecticut

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The US Supreme Court upheld a ban on certain types of assault semi-automatic weapons in force in two states - Connecticut and New York, which was introduced after school students death in Newtown in 2012 year.

Advocates of free circulation of arms tried to challenge the ban in court, but the Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider the claims they filed.

The ban was imposed after the killer, armed with an AR-15 automatic rifle, shot 20 children and six teachers in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. 14 December 2015 has already been three years since the massacre of primary school students at the hands of 20-year-old Adam Lanza.

Seven US states, as well as the capital of the United States, Washington, DC, have imposed a ban on assault weapons after the shooting. Automatic weapons are already prohibited by federal law.

The discussion on the right to acquire and bear arms again escalated in the United States after massacre in the gay club Orlando, Florida. In the wake of the 29-year attack arrow of Omar Matin with the use of firearms killed 49 people.

What happened in Connecticut in 2012 is considered a turning point in the arms debate in the United States - one of the few countries in the world where the right to bear arms is protected by the constitution.

Because of the easy access to firearms, there are six times more murders in America than in Canada, and 15 times as many as in Germany. From 2001 to 2013 years from weapons, it is reported more US citizens diedthan from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, AIDS, drug overdose and terrorism combined.

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