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Gun Rights Organizations Take New Gun Law To Court

September 30th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Several gun rights organizations went to federal court last week in an attempt to have a judge block the new state law set to take effect at midnight on Tuesday. The lawsuit seeks a temporary injunction claiming Maryland's Firearm Safety Act of 2013 is unconstitutional, fails to offer adequate notice and is vague. The groups made the decision earlier this year to go this route rather than attempt to start a petition drive for a ballot referendum. The new law bans more than 40 kinds of assault type weapons, limits magazines to no more than 10 rounds, and requires those seeking to buy all but certain long guns to submit fingerprints and go through training and pre-qualification. The specifics applying to potential buyers were approved just last week in Annapolis by a joint legislative committee in a split vote. All of the controversy and criticism has not changed the mind of Governor Martin O’Malley who continues to be an outspoken supporter of strict gun control measures…


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