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Tue Feb 21, 2017, 08:57 PM

Maryland's assault weapons ban upheld by US appeals court [View all]

http://www.chron.com/news/us/article/US-appeals-court-upholds-Maryland-assault-weapons-10948756.php

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Maryland's ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and its 10-round limit on gun magazines were upheld Tuesday by a federal appeals court in a decision that met with a strongly worded dissent.

In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the guns banned under Maryland's law aren't protected by the Second Amendment.

"Put simply, we have no power to extend Second Amendment protections to weapons of war," Judge Robert King wrote for the court, adding that the Supreme Court's decision in District of Columbia v. Heller explicitly

Judge William Traxler issued a dissent. By concluding the Second Amendment doesn't even apply, Traxler wrote, the majority "has gone to greater lengths than any other court to eviscerate the constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms." He also wrote that the court did not apply a strict enough review on the constitutionality of the law.

"For a law-abiding citizen who, for whatever reason, chooses to protect his home with a semi-automatic rifle instead of a semi-automatic handgun, Maryland's law clearly imposes a significant burden on the exercise of the right to arm oneself at home, and it should at least be subject to strict scrutiny review before it is allowed to stand," Traxler wrote.


How many times have you seen a meme crawl across your Facebook feed to the effect of "The Democrats aren't coming for your guns" as part of a long list debunking right wing paranoid claims? If you live in California, or Maryland, or New York the Democrats ARE coming for your guns.

California. Maryland. New York. Nice reliable blue voting states. Even if you are "deplorable or "stupid" it is clear to see that if you vote Democratic you are voting for a party that has an active policy of eroding your right to keep and bear arms. Even if you are not really sure whether Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are the same thing and are tempted to give the Democrat the benefit of the doubt, there's no doubt in your mind, based on actual demonstrated results, that if you vote for a Democrat you are voting for a party that will make it more difficult to buy firearms, and impossible to buy the ones you want.

This. Shit. Costs. Us. Votes.

Why is it that Liberals will twist themselves into emotional knots defending the right of Nazis to exercise their freedom of speech by parading through a Jewish neighborhood, but lose their shit if one of those same Nazis wants to own a black aluminum and plastic semi automatic rifle? What quality of "Right" does Freedom of Speech or Worship have that the "Right" to Keep and Bear Arms does not possess?

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