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State v. DeCiccio
Connecticut Supreme Court
105 A.3d 165 (2014)
Jason DeCiccio (defendant) transported a dirk knife and a police baton in his vehicle while moving from his former residence in Connecticut to a new residence in Massachusetts. DeCiccio was arrested and found guilty of two counts of violating a Connecticut law that prohibited the vehicular transport of certain dangerous weapons, including dirk knives and police batons. However, the statute made exceptions for other dangerous weapons, including machetes. DeCiccio appealed his conviction to the Connecticut Supreme Court, challenging the statute on the ground that it violated his rights under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. The state (plaintiff) argued that dirk knives and police batons fell outside the scope of the Second Amendment.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Palmer, J.)
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