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4th Circuit holds challenge to Md. handgun permit law, awaits high court ruling (access required)

A decision on the constitutionality of Maryland’s requirement that handgun permit applicants provide the state with a “good and substantial reason” to carry the weapon outside the home must await a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a similar challenge from ...

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Gun rights activists can pursue claim against arresting officer, judge says (access required)

Gun rights advocates arrested by a Maryland Capitol Police officer during a peaceful protest near the State House three years ago can pursue their lawsuit alleging their constitutional rights to speak freely and be free of unreasonable seizure were violated, ...

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Gun rights advocates renew challenge to Md. assault weapons ban (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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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