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Gun advocates challenge Md.’s ban on assault weapons, calling them common

In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, firearms training unit Detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds up a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same make and model of gun used by Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook School shooting, for a demonstration during a hearing of a legislative subcommittee reviewing gun laws, at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Maryland’s assault-style-weapons ban violates the Second Amendment because the guns, though dangerous, are commonly used, gun rights advocates argued to the 4th Circuit.

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