Federal appeals court upholds Maryland's ban on bump stocks

Popular News

Mayor Jake Day elected President of Maryland Municipal League

SALISBURY, Md. – The Maryland Municipal League announced on Thursday that Salisbury Mayor Jake Day...

Salisbury University announces new Center for Healthy Communities

SALISBURY, Md. – Salisbury University’s College of Health and Human Services is announcing its new...

Maryland instructs providers to order virus tests on request

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's health department is instructing health care providers to order a...

Federal appeals court upholds Maryland's ban on bump stocks

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
 

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld Maryland's ban on bump stocks and other devices that make guns fire faster.

The state law preceded a nationwide ban. Both bans responded to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. On Monday, a divided three-judge panel from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected claims by gun owners' rights advocates that Maryland's law violates the Fifth Amendment's prohibition on taking private property for public use without just compensation.

Maryland's ban took effect in October 2018, one year after a gunman opened fire on the crowd at a Las Vegas concert and killed 58 people.

 

 

Source: AP - All contents © copyright 2020 Associated Press. All rights reserved.