The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has slapped down Maryland’s arbitrary gun ban. Although they agree that states have the right to limit certain weapons that are used for combat, especially automatic weapons, the court ruled that the state cannot redefine the term “assault weapon” so that they can ban commonly used rifles and pistols. They ruled that it, “significantly burdens the exercise of the right to arm oneself at home.” They ordered the lower court to rule again, using their ruling as a guideline.
Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) says that the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals got it wrong and that the Second Amendment doesn’t give people the right to own military type weapons. Can anyone here tell me how many AR-15s the military uses? The same is true with about 3/4 of the list produced by anti 2nd Amendment liberals in Maryland. This is a trick used by the democratic party for years. They didn’t want blacks voting, so they invented the poll tax and an entire litany of Jim Crow laws, all of which have been deemed unconstitutional.
NRA-ILA’s Chris Cox said:
“The Fourth Circuit’s ruling is an important victory for the Second Amendment. Maryland’s ban on commonly used firearms and magazines clearly violates our fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense.”
The Supreme Court has been knocking down these illegal gun bans for the past decade but liberals are persistent. They continue to roll out laws they know violate the constitution until they find just the right judge to find in their favor. That will allow cities and states to continue to enforce the illegal gun bans until the Supreme Court finally rules on their case. Then they just write another unconstitutional law.