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BREAKING NEWS: Federal Court of Appeals to Review Important Gun Rights Decision

Friday, March 4, 2016

BREAKING NEWS:  Federal Court of Appeals to Review Important Gun Rights Decision

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit announced this afternoon that it has agreed to an en banc re-hearing in Kolbe v. Hogan. As we previously reported, the Fourth Circuit’s earlier decision in Kolbe has the potential to invalidate Maryland’s ban on common semi-automatic firearms and detachable magazines.  The Kolbe decision is extremely important, as it is the first instance where a United States court of appeals required “strict scrutiny,” the most stringent form of judicial review, for a ban on so-called “assault weapons” and detachable magazines. 

The outcome is the re-hearing is too close to call at this point.  We will keep you apprised of further developments of this NRA-supported case as they occur.   

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