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Federal Court Rules The Second Amendment Doesn't Cover Assault Weapons

Newsy Thursday, 23 February 2017
Federal Court Rules The Second Amendment Doesn't Cover Assault WeaponsWatch VideoA federal court upheld Maryland's ban on dozens of different assault weapons.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 10-4, "We have no power to extend Second Amendment protection to the weapons of war."

Judge Robert King said the only reason to have high-powered weapons such as AR-15s was to "lay waste...
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News video: Federal Court Upholds Maryland's Ban on Assault Weapons

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The court upheld a 2013 weapons ban in Maryland, saying the Second Amendment doesn't apply to weapons the military would use.

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