The quote below is from the decision rendered in the Maryland AW suit a few days ago. This to most Constitutional Lawyers is one of the most important statements in the decision.
The ruling will make it easier for NYSRPA v Cuomo to reach the Supreme Court.
“In our view, Maryland law implicates the core protection of the Second Amendment — ‘the right of law-abiding responsible citizens to use arms in defense of hearth and home,’
District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570, 635 (2008), and we are compelled by Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010),
as well as our own precedent in the wake of these decisions, to conclude that the burden is substantial and strict scrutiny is the applicable standard of review for Plaintiffs’ Second Amendment claim.”
In other words, though other appeals courts have failed to uphold the Constitution, the Fourth Circuit says the Maryland ban clearly violates the Second Amendment,
and the lower court needs to figure that out.
That is very good news indeed!
~ Tom King,
“This case was a major victory for the NRA and gun rights advocates stated Adam Winkler”, a UCLA law professor