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  • March 10, 2017

    On February 22, 2017, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Maryland’s 2013 Firearms Safety Act which bans assault rifles and detachable large-capacity magazines. The Appeals Court declared that, “We are convinced that the banned assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are among those arms that are “like” “M-16 rifles” — “weapons that are most useful in military service.” By doing so the court has …

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    March 6, 2017

    On February 2, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 235-180 to strike down President Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban. The regulation addressed concern about mass shootings and the role of gun ownership and mental health play in these tragedies. The regulation would require the Social Security Administration (SSA) to report people who had documented mental health issues and who were unable to manage …