Maryland gun ban challenged by 25 states

AR-15 rifles are displayed for sale at the Guntoberfest gun show in Oaks, Pennsylvania. (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)

Twenty-five states attorneys on Thursday called on the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Maryland’s ban on semi-automatic weapons, including AR-15-style rifles.

In urging action, the states said that it is time for the high court to set straight how it views the Second Amendment at a time when lower courts are handing out conflicting opinions.

“This case presents the court with a unique chance to provide additional guidance to the lower courts about the scope of the individual right protected under the Second Amendment,” said the brief urging the court to take up Bianchi v. Frosh.

At issue is a 2013 Maryland ban on many popular sporting weapons and large-capacity magazines. The United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit upheld the law in September, prompting an appeal. Continue Reading

 

Source: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/washington-secrets/maryland-gun-ban-challenged-by-25-states

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