A new lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Maryland Firearm Safety Act of 2013 underscores the continued tension between those seeking greater regulation of firearms and those advocating for the protection of individual Second Amendment rights. In 2023, as states like Maryland continue to grapple with issues such as permit requirements, background checks, and restrictions on certain types of firearms, legal challenges to these measures continue to wage. Gun rights proponents see new daylight in an increasingly conservative U.S. Supreme Court.
Maryland defended the Maryland Firearm Safety Act of 2013 before a skeptical 4th Circuit.
We also have commentary below on the new opinion in a different Maryland Shall Issue lawsuit against Montgomery County from May 2023.