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Judge Says Gun Rights Groups Can Use Legislature's Video

(AP) — A federal judge says supporters of gun-owners' rights are free to use video from the state Assembly for political ads despite a state law barring it.

U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr. of Sacramento issued the preliminary injunction Wednesday. It bars Attorney General Kamala Harris from enforcing the law that prohibits using Assembly video for political or commercial purposes.

The lawsuit was filed by the Firearms Policy Coalition, which wants the footage for advertisements against a November ballot initiative that would tighten California's already tough gun laws.

Another plaintiff is congressional candidate Tim Donnelly, a former Republican assemblyman who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2014.

Attorney general's spokeswoman Kristin Ford says her office is reviewing the order.

Two pending proposals would do away with the law barring using video footage.

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