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4th Circuit weighs constitutionality of Maryland’s assault-style weapons ban

A federal appeals court panel appears poised to strike down Maryland’s ban on semiautomatic assault-style weapons as unconstitutional in light of a recent Supreme Court decision and based on the argument that the firearms are commonly used by law-abiding citizens ...

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Frosh defends assault weapons ban, cites 19th century knife restrictions

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh walks on the House of Delegates chamber floor before the annual State of the State address on Jan. 30, 2019, in Annapolis. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Maryland’s ban on semiautomatic assault-style weapons passes constitutional muster because it is in keeping with the nation’s history of restricting “extraordinarily dangerous” offensive weapons, the state’s attorney general argued.

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Gun rights advocates challenge Md. assault weapons ban, cite Supreme Court

Maryland’s ban on semiautomatic assault-style weapons must be struck down because it is not in keeping with the Supreme Court's decision, gun rights advocates argue.

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High court returns Md. assault weapons ban challenge to 4th circuit, cites Bruen

Semi-automatic rifles fill a wall at a gun shop in Lynnwood, Washington. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sent a constitutional challenge to Maryland’s ban on semiautomatic assault-style weapons back to a lower court with instructions that it apply the justices’ broad interpretation of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear ...

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Frosh defends assault weapons ban against Second Amendment attack

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday defended the constitutionality of the state’s ban on semiautomatic assault-style weapons against a U.S. Supreme Court challenge by gun rights advocates.

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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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