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Supreme Court Turns Away Appeal Of MD Assault Weapons Ban

December 7th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

The Supreme Court last week turned away an appeal from Maryland gun owners who challenged the state's assault weapons ban. The justices left in place a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the Maryland law that does not permit the sale of a range of semiautomatic weapons and large-capacity magazines. The banned guns include those that were used in recent mass shootings in a south Texas church and at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas. The decision means the state's 2013 ban on 45 different assault weapons and ban on magazines with more than 10 rounds will remain in place. Not surprisingly, many Maryland Republicans who voted against the measure in four years ago were not pleased with the ruling- including State Senator Justin Ready of Carroll County….


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