Appeals Court Upholds Maryland Military-Style Gun Ban

The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the Maryland military-style gun ban as well as large-capacity magazines, stating that these arms “are not protected by the Second Amendment.” The ruling currently applies only to the Fourth Circuit states Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. It is likely to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The court was split 9-4 in this ruling, which may be broad enough to be irresistible to Supreme Court justices, of whom only four have to agree to hear the case.

Maryland Military-Style Gun Ban

The Supreme Court is currently split evenly between conservatives and liberals until the slot left vacant  after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death is filled. Hearings on President Donald Trump’s nominee for the position, the conservative-leaning Neil Gorsuch, are expected to begin on March 20. Until Gorsuch is confirmed, the Supreme Court is likely to be split…



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