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12:47 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

21 States Ask Court to Overturn Maryland Gun Law

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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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7:32 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Larry Hogan: No Comment on NRA Endorsement

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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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8:04 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Petition Against Sheriff Lewis Over Gun Rights Remarks

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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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9:35 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Group Celebrates First Anniversary of Gun Control Law

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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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7:59 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Gun Sales Decline In Virginia After 3 Year Spurt

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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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9:10 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Maryland Gun Law Can Go Forward, Court says

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A federal judge has refused to block implementation of Maryland's new gun control law.

U.S District Judge Catherine Blake in Baltimore on Tuesday said plaintiffs in two lawsuits failed to show that implementation would cause irreparable harm to prospective gun buyers and gun shops.

Blake refused to grant an emergency stay of the law. The plaintiffs' attorneys say they would continue to seek a court order to block the measures.

Tuesday's hearing comes on the same day the law took effect.

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11:45 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Second Lawsuit Against Maryland's New Gun Laws

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - The state of Maryland faces a second challenge to a gun-control law set to take effect Tuesday.

On Friday, a collection of gun shops, firearm associations and people with pending handgun permit applications filed the complaint in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. They're challenging a provision requiring prospective buyers to submit their fingerprints to obtain a handgun qualification license.

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8:40 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Court Battle Looms Over Maryland Guns Laws

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HAGERSTOWN, Md (AP) – The state of Maryland is arguing its case for gun control.

The U.S. District court in Baltimore has given the attorney general’s office until noon Monday to file its response to a lawsuit filed law week by opponents of the state’s new gun control.

A court hearing is scheduled Tuesday, the same day the law is set to take effect.

The lawsuit says the law was passed in “flagrant disregard” of the gun rights guaranteed by the U.S. Construction’s Second Amendment.

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8:47 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Prosecutors Drop Gun Permit Charges Against Delaware Man

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Jeremy Preston will not be facing felony charges for carrying a concealed firearm after he was stopped by police.  His Tennessee firearm permit expired when he obtained a Delaware driver’s license.

On Monday prosecutors dropped the charges.

The 33-year old Middletown engineer called the incident a Second Amendment nightmare.

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11:45 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Maryland Handgun Permit Law Constitutional

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court says Maryland's law requiring applicants for a permit to carry a handgun to have a substantial reason is constitutional.

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday unanimously overturned a March 2012 ruling by U.S. District Judge Benson E. Legg.

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8:45 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Rep. Andy Harris Holds Townhall on 2nd Amendment

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Maryland Rep. Andy Harris has scheduled a town hall this weekend to talk about Second Amendment rights and gun-safety issues.

The Republican congressman's office said Tuesday the town hall will be held on Saturday in Ocean City.

The congressman's office says Maryland Delegates Mike McDermott and Charles Otto also are scheduled to attend.

In Annapolis, lawmakers are considering a comprehensive gun-control measure supported by Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley.

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