Maryland – -(Ammoland.com)- – This past Wednesday, May 11, 2016, the oral argument was heard in Kolbe v Hogan before the en banc Court of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Briefly, Maryland Shall Issue, along with the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association, the Maryland Licensed Firearms Dealers Association, The National Shooting Sports Foundation, several individual dealers and several Maryland citizens, brought the lawsuit in October of 2013. It was heard in the United States District Court of Maryland in front of judge Catherine Blake on July 22, 2014. Judge Blake entered a summary judgment for the State and against the plaintiffs, and we (and the other plaintiffs) then appealed the decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Our appeal was heard on March 25, 2015 in front of a three judge panel consisting of Chief Judge Traxler, Judge Agee, and Judge King. On February 4, 2016, the Fourth Circuit entered a split ruling in our favor, holding that strict scrutiny must be applied …Read the Rest