Court of Appeals upholds conviction despite inoperable weapon

An inoperable weapon provides no defense to the crime of illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Maryland’s top court has ruled. In its 4-2 decision, the Court of Appeals rejected the argument by Rodney Taureen Moore’s attorney that a firearm must be operable to fall under Section 5-101(h) of Maryland’s Public Safety Article, ...

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