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Kharn
09-26-2013, 3:17 PM
Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, Inc., Maryland Licensed Firearms Dealers Association, Maryland Shall Issue, Inc., Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, and several firearms dealers and individual Maryland citizens, have filed suit today to stop the implementation Tuesday of Maryland’s planned ban on certain common and popular semiautomatic long guns and restriction on purchase or sale of magazines with a capacity in excess of ten rounds.

The Maryland Firearm Safety Act of 2013, alternatively known as SB 281 (the “Act”), will ban the purchase, transportation or receipt of any of the listed semi-automatic firearms after October 1, 2013. Additionally, the Act will ban the purchase or sale in the state of Maryland of any detachable magazine for either rifles or pistols that holds in excess of ten rounds after October 1, 2013.

The lawsuit, filed today in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, requests immediate emergency injunctive relief in the form of a Temporary Restraining Order because the Act is an unconstitutional violation of the Second Amendment right of the law-abiding, responsible citizens of Maryland to choose effective firearms for defense in the home.

The Maryland citizens filing this lawsuit wish to express gratitude for the assistance and guidance of the NRA in fighting for the Second Amendment rights of all Marylanders. Together we are drawing a line in the sand where Maryland’s gun control agenda tramples the fundamental individual right to defend oneself and family in the home.

The complaint can be found here (http://www.associatedgunclubs.org/legislative/temporary/SB_281_Federal_Lawsuit.pdf)

VegasND
09-26-2013, 7:15 PM
Good for them.

Hoping for the best.

CAL.BAR
09-26-2013, 7:21 PM
Well, it is a direct test of the old " in common use" (not specifically held in the ruling by Heller BTW) and the court certainly never directly applied that standard to long guns (as the case was ONLY about pistols). But, once it gets shot down in the lower court, it would certainly get it up the ladder.

SuperSet
09-26-2013, 7:23 PM
Great news, go Maryland!

big jim
09-26-2013, 10:59 PM
How much faster will this get through their district before Haynie makes it through ours?

Kharn
09-27-2013, 5:41 AM
Well, it is a direct test of the old " in common use" (not specifically held in the ruling by Heller BTW) and the court certainly never directly applied that standard to long guns (as the case was ONLY about pistols). But, once it gets shot down in the lower court, it would certainly get it up the ladder.

The common use test is just one prong, the equal protection claims (MD exempted retired cops from the mag and rifle bans, to sell it to the police unions) is going to be very hard to hand-wave away.

2nd Mass
09-30-2013, 2:49 PM
Good for them!

CrazySanMan
10-16-2013, 3:04 PM
The first case will be heard for four days beginning February 10th.

http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/16/trial-date-set-case-challenging-new-maryland-gun-l/

This case mainly deals with the assault weapon ban. There is a second lawsuit for our HQL - Handgun Qualification License. That suit will be heard some time after the first.

We have very high hopes for each case. Maryland Shall Issue (https://marylandshallissue.com/) is leading the charge on each case, along with the Maryland Rifle and Pistol Association, the Maryland Firearms Dealers Association, and several private citizens. The SAF and NRA are backing each case financially and logistically.

You can sign up for email alerts from MSI on their website.

Oh, and BTW, I'm a new guy here from Maryland. I have been fighting for 2A rights in MD and decided to see if I can help some other battleground states. Right now it seems like Brown, Bloomberg, and Owe'Malley are all trying to out socialist each other and see who can get the worst laws passed. We need to work together because if we don't, next year you will get Maryland's AWB and HQL and we will get lead bullets banned.