“The state of Michigan joined a friend-of-the-court brief [click here to read] asking for a federal appeals court to overturn a Maryland gun-control law that would ban certain assault weapons and limit the size of magazines,” mlive.com reports. “The brief is asking the appeals court to overturn a federal district court ruling that a Maryland law banning 45 types of assault weapons and limiting magazine size to 10 rounds as constitutional . . . The brief states Maryland’s Firearm Safety Act of 2013 infringes on each state’s citizens’ Second Amendment rights ‘by imposing a ban on the possession of commonly used weapons that extends to the home.'” Of course, mlive.com has to close with an anti-gun sentiment . . .
According to the brief, among the weapons banned by Maryland’s law is the AR-15, which the states consider one of the most widely-owned rifles in the United States. The AR-15 is also the model of some of the guns used in mass shootings in Newtown, CT., Aurora, CO. and Portland, OR.
The vast majority of crimes committed by criminals and crazies with a firearm involve handguns. I guess mass shootings are more important because they’re scarier, what with armed lunatics mowing down unarmed civilians. SMH. [h/t WS]