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Gun rights advocates renew challenge to Md. assault weapons ban

In this 2013 file photo, Randy Farmer, President of FreeState Gun Range in Middle River holds an AR-15 rifle for sale. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

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

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, housed at the Lewis F. Powell Jr. U.S. Courthouse in Richmond, xxx (U.S. General Services Administration)

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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Supreme Court rejects challenge to Maryland handgun law

Beretta handguns for sale in 2013 at FreeState Gun Range in Middle River. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz - FILE)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand without comment a lower court ruling upholding the Maryland handgun permit law’s requirement that applicants provide the state with a “good and substantial reason” to carry the weapon outside the home. Gun-rights ...

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Gun background checks smash records amid pandemic fears

FILE - In this March 15, 2020, file photo, people wait in line to enter a gun store in Culver City, Calif. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who was sued by gun-rights groups after trying to shut down firearms dealers in the wake of coronavirus concerns, said Monday, March 30, that he is abandoning the effort. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

Background checks required to buy firearms have spiked to record numbers in the past month, fueled by a run on guns from Americans worried about their safety during the coronavirus crisis. According to figures from the FBI, 3.7 million background ...

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Gun rights, safety advocates battle over background check bill

Del. Vanessa Atterbeary, D-Howard. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation to require background checks on purchasers of rifles and shotguns through private sales in Maryland drew strong opposition Wednesday from gun rights advocates who assailed the plan as invasive and an intrusion on the constitutional right of law-abiding citizens ...

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

Guns on display in 2013 at  FreeState Gun Range in Middle River.  (File photo)

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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Frosh urges justices to reject handgun law challenge

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2013, file photo, handguns are displayed on a vendor's table at an annual gun show in Albany, N.Y. In a study looking at data from 2006-14, serious gun injuries including many from assaults sent 75,000 U.S. children and teens to emergency rooms over the nine years. Results were released on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Philip Kamrass, File)

The Maryland attorney general’s office urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to let stand a decision upholding the state’s requirement that handgun-permit applicants provide a “good and substantial reason” for carrying the weapon outside the home. In papers filed ...

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‘Shall issue’ states back Supreme Court challenge to Md. handgun law

Guns on display in 2013 at  FreeState Gun Range in Middle River.  (File photo)

Twenty-one “shall issue” states have backed a Maryland gun rights group’s appeal to the Supreme Court, arguing the state handgun permit law’s requirement that applicants provide the state with a “good and substantial reason” to carry a handgun outside the ...

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NRA supports Supreme Court challenge to Md. handgun law

Guns on display in 2013 at  FreeState Gun Range in Middle River.  (File photo)

The National Rifle Association has backed a Maryland gun rights group’s appeal to the Supreme Court, arguing the state handgun permit law’s requirement that applicants provide the state with a “good and substantial reason” to carry a handgun outside the ...

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