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Supreme Court shows interest in challenge to Md. assault weapons ban

The U.S. Supreme Court has shown interest in hearing gun rights advocates’ contention that Maryland’s ban on semiautomatic assault-style weapons violates the constitutional right to keep and bear arms, a Second Amendment argument the high court declined to consider five ...

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Frosh, gun rights group clash over coming Supreme Court decision

In dueling court papers, a gun rights group and Maryland’s attorney general differ on the consequences a coming U.S. Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of limits on carrying handguns outside one’s home will have on the state’s controversial licensing ...

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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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4th Circuit revives gun dealer’s challenge to Md. law

A Maryland firearms dealer can pursue its constitutional challenge to the state’s law and regulations requiring would-be handgun purchasers to be licensed before they can buy the weapon, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. Atlantic Guns Inc. claims the Firearm ...

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Md. law enforcers to help with gun background checks

Maryland State Police say officers from several law enforcement agencies will help troopers conduct background checks for people applying to buy guns. State police said Thursday that officers from other agencies will conduct firearm purchase application background investigations. State law ...

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