Lots of people are asking my opinion of the Federal 4th Circuit upholding of Maryland’s facially unconstitutional so-called “assault weapons” ban.
Simple truth is, Charles C.W. Cooke’s already hit it out of the park on this one. I concur with his post on the subject entirely.
Here’s a taste, but please do go read the whole thing:
In upholding Maryland’s ‘assault weapons’ ban, the court employed dubious legal reasoning to trample on American constitutional rights. Freed up by the Supreme Court’s ongoing reluctance to engage in depth with the Second Amendment, the Fourth Circuit has taken it upon itself to rewrite Heller en banc. In a 10–4 decision, issued yesterday afternoon, the court upheld Maryland’s ban on both “assault weapons” and “high capacity magazines.” By so doing, it deprived the people of Maryland, the Carolinas, and the Virginias of the core protections to which the Constitution entitles them.