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Md. weapons ban fails strict scrutiny, gun groups tell justices

Maryland’s ban on semiautomatic assault-style weapons violates the constitutional right to bear arms because the blanket prohibition is not narrowly tailored to achieve the compelling governmental interest of public safety, gun rights advocates stated last week in their final bid ...

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Gun rights advocates renew challenge to Md. assault weapons ban

Gun rights advocates have taken aim again at Maryland’s assault weapons ban, hoping a reconstituted and more conservative U.S. Supreme Court will consider and overturn a 2017 lower court ruling upholding the constitutionality of the state’s prohibition. In papers filed ...

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Gun group files final plea for high court review of Maryland permit law

In a final plea that the Supreme Court hear their Second Amendment appeal, Maryland gun-rights advocates stated Wednesday that law-abiding citizens have the same constitutional right to carry handguns outside their homes for protection as the justices said they do ...

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Supreme Court must decide whether to press on with gun case

As the nation renews debate over gun control, the Supreme Court must decide whether to press ahead with a Second Amendment case it has accepted for the coming term, its first in a decade. Gun-control groups operate under a no-news-is-good-news ...

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Foes of Maryland’s gun ban make final bid for high-court review

In their final bid for Supreme Court review, gun-rights advocates have pressed the justices to review and overturn a lower-court decision upholding the constitutionality of Maryland’s ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, those carrying more than 10 rounds ...

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Frosh urges justices to reject appeal of Maryland’s weapons ban

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand a lower-court decision upholding the constitutionality of the state’s ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, those carrying more than 10 rounds of ...

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