Court Pushed To Hear Second Amendment Case

Aug 30, 2017

The state attorneys general for 21 states asked the Supreme Court to decide a case involving Maryland’s assault weapons ban. Maryland has banned semi-automatic rifles and magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition. If Maryland can get away with banning certain types of firearms, then it steps all over the Second Amendment according to West Virginia’s attorney general. "I hope that the Supreme Court hears this case so there are not undue restrictions on peoples' right to enjoy the Second Amendment. This matters not only for West Virginia, it matters for the entire country. The National Rifle Association said, “The popular rifles and standard magazines banned in Maryland are some of the best tools for self-defense. We are hopeful that the Supreme Court will reverse this egregious decision.” The Supreme Court has not heard a case related to the Second Amendment in over seven years. In June, the Court let stand a case involving California’s concealed-carry law. Justices Thomas and Gorsuch dissented and exhorted the Court to do more to protect citizen’s rights under the Second Amendment.