A federal judge has ruled that New York’s 1974 law banning nunchucks violates the Second Amendment.

The law was challenged by James Maloney, a martial artist who claimed that the ban infringed on his constitutional right to bear arms.

According to the court’s decision the ban “arose out of a concern that, as a result of the rising popularity of ‘Kung Fu’ movies and shows, various circles of the state’s youth–including muggers and street gangs–were widely using nunchaku to cause many serious injuries.”

Nevertheless, the ban is “an unconstitutional restriction on the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment and is, therefore, void.”