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19 January 2001

Philadelphia Inquirer

Gun enthusiasts challenged New Jersey's 11-year-old restriction on military-style assault weapons in federal appeals court yesterday, claiming the law violated the right of sportsmen to associate and exposed them to unforeseen criminal prosecutions. New Jersey's law — considered one of the nation's toughest — is so vague and "overbroad" that it is almost meaningless, Stephen P. Halbrook, the lawyer for the gun owners, told the three judges of the U.S. Court of... (

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