OWNING ‘ASSAULT’ WEAPONS: No Longer a Fundamental Right… For Now

Screen Shot 2016-03-06 at 9.58.23 AMAlright constitutionalists and second amendment experts, what say you on this matter? Give us your thoughts below.

By Cristian Farias

A federal appeals court on Friday reversed course and agreed to reconsider a February ruling on Maryland’s stringent gun control law, which includes a ban on so-called assault weapons.

A three-judge panel last month sided with gun-rights advocates when, for the first time, it determined that owning semiautomatic firearms such as AR-15s and AK-47s amounts to a “fundamental right” deserving the highest level of protectionunder the Constitution.

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“In our view, Maryland law implicates the core protection of the Second Amendment — the right of law-abiding responsible citizens to use arms in defense of hearth and home,” wrote Chief Judge William Traxler in the divided ruling.

Read more: Huffington Post


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