The Newtown, Conn.-based National Shooting Sports Foundation filed a lawsuit against the state's Gov. Daniel P. Malloy (D) and other state leaders on Monday in an effort to reverse that state's strict gun law passed in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Reuters reported.
The suit, filed in federal court in Connecticut, argues that the state's gun control law violates the foundation members' Second Amendment rights and alleges Malloy and other lawmakers abused their power to pass the legislation.
"This is an action to vindicate the rights of the citizens of Connecticut whose federal and state constitutional rights have been adversely affected and significantly restricted by the passage of [the bill] through an abuse of the 'emergency certification' procedure, circumvention of the normal legislative process, and violation of Connecticut statutory law," the suit read, as quoted by Reuters.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation's headquarters are located three miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman opened fire and killed 26 students and educators in December.