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Strict Scrutiny Applies for Assault Weapon Ban (access required)

In ruling on the Maryland Firearm Safety Act’s ban on assault weapons, the federal district court erred in applying an intermediate level of scrutiny; a divided 4th Circuit panel vacates the decision upholding the FSA and remands for the court to apply the strict scrutiny appropriate to the assault-weapons ban’s infringement of plaintiffs’ core Second ...

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