FORT WORTH A gun-rights group won a victory in court Monday when a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking Arlington from enforcing an ordinance banning pedestrians from handing out materials to motorists on high-traffic streets.

Open Carry Tarrant County and its local coordinator, Kory Watkins, filed a lawsuit against Arlington in May, claiming that the city's sidewalk ordinance violates the group's First Amendment rights of free speech after they say they were unfairly prevented from handing out literature and pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution during demonstrations along some busy streets.

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