Pocket Books has been awarded a 2017 Pulitzer Prize for its novel, The Last American Novel.
The book is the first New Yorker novel to win the prize in its 75-year history.
The award was presented by Robert W. McCammon, a professor of literature at Rutgers University.
Read more about the Pulitzer Prize here.
New York City, NY – March 15, 2018: A photo taken from inside the former New York Stock Exchange building on Broadway and 11th Street in New York, February 3, 2020.
(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images for The New York Times) New York – February 15, 2019: A view of the Broadway Bridge, which connects Manhattan with Brooklyn, in New Jersey, February 10, 2019.
(John Moore/Reuters for The Washington Post) New Jersey – February 14, 2019 : A New Jersey police officer holds a firearm during a rally against gun violence on the steps of the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey on March 7, 2019.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) NEW YORK, NY (AP) – A New York judge on Wednesday dismissed a gun-rights group’s lawsuit seeking to overturn a state law that makes it a crime to possess or sell a firearm that can fire more than 15 rounds.
The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
The law was enacted after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012.
A group called New Jersey Carry was challenging the law on the grounds that it violated the Second Amendment because it makes it illegal for a person to carry a handgun with more than five rounds of ammunition.
The group argues the law is discriminatory against non-military citizens who have a legitimate need to own firearms for self-defense, as well as those who live in the state.
The state’s attorney general filed a motion in January to dismiss the suit on grounds that the Second Ammendment protects the right to bear arms for self defense, but a judge rejected the argument and dismissed the lawsuit on Wednesday.
“We do not believe this lawsuit is in fact frivolous or without merit,” Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said in a statement.
“We will not stand for the law being used to criminalize an individual who has the right and privilege to defend himself or herself from a perceived threat.”
The judge in the case dismissed the claim because New Jersey has not yet implemented its gun control laws, according to the Associated Press.
The state is considering whether to impose additional restrictions on gun ownership and ammunition.
The lawsuit was brought by New Jersey-based Second Amendment Foundation.
It was seeking to block the law.