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State Of Maryland Lawyers Ask Judge To Dismiss Gun-Control Law Lawsuit

July 24th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

Lawyers for the state of Maryland asked a federal judge this week to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to overturn parts of a sweeping gun-control law, but attorneys leading the challenge contend parts of the law violate Second Amendment rights. John Parker Sweeney, an attorney representing groups that oppose the law, said lawmakers did not narrowly tailor the law when they banned a variety of assault weapons and reduced the limit on magazine rounds from 20 to 10. Instead, Sweeney said, the state went too far and banned popular firearms that can be used for self-defense. Delegate Heather Mizeur, a recent democrat candidate for governor, has been a strong supporter of the state’s new, strict gun control measures and says she doesn’t believe the law violates Second Amendment rights…


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