(CBS Connecticut) — This afternoon, a federal appeals court in New York City heard arguments on the constitutionality of a Connecticut gun control law, passed after the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting.

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League is one of the plaintiffs seeking to overturn the law.

League President Scott Wilson was in the courtroom, and says it was a relief to hear the arguments.

“We believe that the firearms in common use in our society today, if possessed by law abiding citizens, are totally within our rights under the second amendment,” Wilson said.

Wilson says he expects a decision in the next three to six months.

The law bans the sale of some weapons, and high capacity magazines like those used by Adam Lanza to kill 26 children and educators.

A lower court judge in Connecticut previously  upheld the state law.

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