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Federal Appeals Court Urged To Overturn Provisions Of Maryland Gun Control Law

March 27th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Gun-rights advocates have urged a federal appeals court to overturn key provisions of Maryland's sweeping gun-control law.  Attorney John Sweeney represents opponents of the law's ban on 45 assault weapons and its limit on gun magazines to 10 rounds. During a 50-minute hearing this week in Richmond, he told a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the Second Amendment prohibits the state from banning firearms that people commonly keep in their homes for self-defense.  Matthew Fader of the Maryland attorney general's office argued that the banned weapons aren't necessary for self-defense. Vinny DeMarco, President of Marylanders Against Gun Violence, attended the hearing and he came away optimistic that Maryland’s gun control laws will remain intact…





 

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