Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- The Supreme Court refused to grant a writ of certiorari in the appeal of Maryland’s ban on certain semi-automatic rifles and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
The ban includes non-detachable magazines, but exempts rimfire firearms. The State Police list 200 firearms manufacturers with numerous models that are banned by the law, including some of the most popular rifles in the United States.
The case is a continuation of the Supreme Court’s reluctance to enforce and clarify the court rulings in the Heller and Mcdonald cases. Four justices are required to grant a writ if certiorari.
Maryland’s Firearm Safety Act of 2013 bans the AR-15 and other military-style rifles and shotguns, often referred to as “assault weapons,” and detachable large-capacity magazines.
The petitioners, however, argued that these weapons are commonly used for self-defense in the home and should be protected by the Second Amendment.
“This Court recognized and protected the principle at the heart of the interests enshrined by the Second Amendment: The individual — and not the government — retains the right to choose from among common arms those that they believe will best protect their person, family, and home,” they wrote in …Read the Rest