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Hearing Set For Next Week To Block Gun Control Law

September 28th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

A federal judge in Baltimore will hear a challenge to Maryland's new gun-control law Tuesday, the same day the measure containing some of the nation's tightest firearm restrictions is scheduled to take effect. WBAL reports The U.S. District Court hearing was ordered Friday, one day after opponents filed a lawsuit claiming the law was passed in "flagrant disregard" of Second Amendment rights. U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Blake will hear arguments in a hearing scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday. The lawsuit was filed by a number of people, including two retired veterans who are Maryland residents, gun stores, the Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association and the Maryland Licensed Firearms Dealers Association. It seeks to block implementation and, ultimately, to have the court permanently bar Maryland from enforcing the law.

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