Maryland’s laws prohibiting many semi-automatic rifles, including some AR- and AK-style weapons, could be in jeopardy. Federal judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit are weighing arguments between a plaintiff representing a group of Maryland gun owners and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh (D) over whether the state’s current gun laws are unconstitutional in light of a recent Supreme Court ruling. The case now hinges on whether these semi-automatic rifles are “in common use for self-defense today,” as claimed by the plaintiffs. The Fourth Circuit heard around 45 minutes of oral arguments for the case Dominic Bianchi v. Brian Frosh last week.
Md. semi-automatic weapons ban in jeopardy after Supreme Court ruling
December 12, 2022