New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen

Jan 4, 2023

Montgomery County defends gun ban amid Second Amendment attack

Montgomery County defends constitutionality of its law banning gun possession within 100 yards of an enumerated “place of public assembly.”

Dec 13, 2022

Gun group seeks restraining order against Montgomery County ban

A gun rights group urged a judge to block enforcement of a law banning gun possession within 100 yards of a “place of public assembly” pending a ruling on constitutionality.

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)
Nov 1, 2022

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

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.

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)
Oct 24, 2022

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

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.

Aug 23, 2022

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.

Semi-automatic rifles fill a wall at a gun shop in Lynnwood, Washington. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Jun 30, 2022

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

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 arms that they issued last week. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had upheld […]

Jun 23, 2022

With Md. laws in their sights, gun rights advocates hail high court’s ruling

The Supreme Court’s decision has emboldened Maryland gun rights advocates in their pending Second Amendment challenges to the state’s handgun permitting and licensing requirements.

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