A federal judge upheld Maryland’s ban of AK and AR-styled weapons, erroneously referring to as “assault rifles,” and ruled their ban as constitutional under her claim that they “fall outside Second Amendment protection as dangerous and unusual arms.”
Her opinion, published Tuesday, also approved Maryland’s ban on other types of magazine-fed rifles as well as magazines with capacities greater than 10 rounds, according to Guns Save Lives.
The lawsuit, titled Kolbe, et al vs. O’Malley, et al, was filed in the U.S. District Court in Baltimore by numerous plaintiffs, notably the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, Maryland Licensed Firearms Dealers Association, Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
Their lawsuit challenged the constitutionality of Maryland’s recently-enacted draconian gun laws. Those same laws prompted famed firearms manufacturer Beretta USA to take its base of operations–and the jobs that come with it–to Tennessee.