A Connecticut man’s case against the state’s “assault weapons” law is moving forward along an unusual path:

A New London judge has let a disabled man continue his lawsuit seeking to overturn the state’s new gun law limiting assault weapon ownership.

Scott Ennis, of New London, has a bleeding condition that causes him severe joint damage and says he needs to use weapons that have features, such as a forward pistol grip, that the law says make them assault weapons.

“This is not the end of the case, but of course we’re very pleased we’re getting recognized,” Ennis said Monday.