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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has 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.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm a decision upholding the constitutionality of the state's ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

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There’s a bill in the Delaware legislature that would allow judges and police to temporarily take guns away from people whose family believes they might be a danger to themselves or others.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Democratic state Representative David Bentz believes the measure would enable authorities to defuse potentially explosive situations – particularly those considering suicide.

Police would be able to search and seize guns from a person’s home after a petition has been filed describing the type of weapon and where it is.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Electronic guns, such as Tasers, can now legally be carried in Annapolis.

The Capital of Annapolis reports the Annapolis City Council unanimously voted Monday to repeal the city's ban against the weaponry. The decision comes after the Supreme Court in March questioned the constitutionality of stun gun bans and suggested that Second Amendment protections applied to electronic weapons.

Gun rights activists had filed a lawsuit against the city following the ruling.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld Maryland's ban on 45 assault weapons and a 10-round limit on gun magazines.
    
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, issued the ruling Tuesday.
    
The court ruled that the banned assault weapons are – in its words “…not protected by the Second Amendment."
    
 The court wrote that it had not power “…to extend Second Amendment protections to weapons of war."

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Twenty-one states are asking a federal appeals court to overturn provisions of Maryland's gun-control law that ban 45 assault weapons and a limit gun magazines to 10 rounds.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey led the coalition in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in the Fourth U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia last week.

The brief says the law violates the Second Amendment right to keep firearms in homes for self-protection.

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BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has made his second trip to Maryland to support Republican Larry Hogan's bid for governor.

Christie and Hogan greeted residents in Bethesda at the Original Pancake House in Bethesda on Tuesday.

Hogan sidestepped questions about being endorsed by the National Rifle Association on Monday. Hogan says he's focused on having a vote of confidence from Christie, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

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The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence says it wants the teaching certificate of Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis to be revoked.

The group had collected over 14-hundred signatures in an on-line petition Tuesday which will be delivered to the Maryland Police Training Commission.

The objections involve comments by Lewis who has said that as long as he was sheriff he would not allow the federal government to take away the right to bear arms.

And he warned any attempt to do so would result in “an all-out civil war.”

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COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) - Two groups favoring restrictions on firearms are celebrating the first anniversary of Maryland's implementation of one of the nation's strictest gun-control laws.

The event Wednesday in Columbia is sponsored by Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence and the Maryland State Conference of NAACP Branches.

They're also asking candidates for elective office to publicly voice their support for the law.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gun sales in Virginia are down following three years of growth.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch says Virginia State Police logged background checks for 219,491 transactions during the first seven months of 2014. That's down 23 percent from 286,480 transactions during the same period in 2013.

Transactions at gun shows declined by 21 percent during the same period, from 24,870 to 20,492.

Robert Marcus owns Bob's Gun Shop in Norfolk. He says he's surprised that the sales decline isn't greater because 2013 was an aberration.

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