Federal Court of Appeals to Review Important Gun Rights Decision

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National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Washington, DC – -(Ammoland.com)- 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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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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ChicagoGuy

Don’t let NRA get near this case if you want to keep any 2nd Amendment rights. NRA is doing it’s best to decimate the other nine rights out of ten. How about the right to remain silent and the right to be treated as innocent until proven guilty? NRA lobbyist Todd Vandermyde put Duty to Inform in Rep. Brandon Phelps HB183 carry bill in 2013, the police unions wanted it. Otis McDonald took it to the Supreme Court, but NRA gave it all away. Who cares if convicted felons have the right to remain silent? Want a piece of plastic… Read more »

ChicagoGuy

Don’t let NRA get near this case if you want to keep any 2nd Amendment rights. NRA is doing it’s best to decimate the other nine rights out of ten. How about the right to remain silent and the right to be treated as innocent until proven guilty? NRA lobbyist Todd Vandermyde put Duty to Inform in Rep. Brandon Phelps HB183 carry bill in 2013, the police unions wanted it. Who cares if convicted felons have the right to remain silent? Want a piece of plastic in your wallet? The police are your friends! No cop would ever lie and… Read more »