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Federal judge tells NRA it must use real names in lawsuit

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Posted at 4:55 PM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-14 16:55:29-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge is telling the National Rifle Association it must disclose the names of two teenagers if it wants to use them in a lawsuit challenging Florida's new gun law.

The NRA is opposing new age restrictions contained in a gun safety bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott shortly after 17 people were killed at a South Florida high school.

The NRA filed a motion saying it wanted to include a 19-year-old woman as a plaintiff in the lawsuit but asked to keep her name confidential. The group also wanted to include testimony from another 19-year-old. It cited harassment of a top NRA official in Florida as the reason for requesting confidentiality.

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker ruled Sunday that parties in lawsuits must use their real names.

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