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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

21 States Urge Supreme Court To Hear Maryland Gun Ban Case

A coalition of 21 states is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a case that argues some of Maryland’s restrictive anti-gun laws are unconstitutional.

According to a report from the Associated Press, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed the brief on behalf of the 21 states asking the court to hear the case on Maryland statute that prohibits sale and possession certain semi-automatic rifles and so-called “high-capacity” magazines. AP quoted Morrisey as saying that banning certain types of firearms “steps on” the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

States joining in the brief include Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.