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Court Upholds Maryland Assault-Weapon Ban (access required)

The en banc 4th Circuit upholds Maryland’s Firearm Safety Act of 2013, which bans the AR-15 and other military-style rifles, as well as shotguns and detachable large-capacity magazines. Catalogue of crimes On the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, Conn., a gunman used an AR-15-type Bushmaster rifle and detachable 30-round magazines to murder 20 first-graders and six adults ...