Skip to comments.BREAKING: Federal judge issues partial injunction ahead of Maryland's new carry restrictions taking effect
Posted on 09/29/2023 3:24:28 PM PDT by CFW
Maryland’s “can’t carry anywhere” legislation will take effect on Sunday, but a federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction barring enforcement in at least some of the state’s new “gun-free zones.” U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III, appointed to the bench by Barack Obama in 2012, split the baby in his decision; allowing Maryland’s prohibitions on lawful carrying to remain in effect as they apply to museums, health care facilities, state parks and state forests, mass transit facilities, school grounds, government buildings, stadiums, racetracks, amusement parks, and casinos while granting an injunction against enforcement of the new law when it comes to establishments in which alcohol is served, public demonstrations, and (perhaps most importantly) all private property that is not specifically posted to allow concealed carry.
Even in granting the partial injunction, Russell couldn’t help but gripe about the Bruen decision, noting that under a means-end test he would have likely upheld the prohibition against carrying at or near public demonstrations.
"The Court notes that it is obligated to question the constitutionality of Maryland’s restriction on carrying at public demonstrations because of Bruen’s narrow historical framework. If the Court were permitted to apply intermediate or even strict scrutiny to public demonstration restriction, the law would almost certainly pass constitutional muster, because it does not categorically ban all firearms at public demonstrations. Rather, it prohibits guns only in a narrow set of circumstances designed to promote public safety while preserving the right to bear arms. Even so, the Supreme Court has rejected this means-ends analysis, and this Court must conclude Kipke Plaintiffs are likely to succeed in their challenge of the public demonstration restriction."
(Excerpt) Read more at bearingarms.com ...
Still not good enough.
FACT: Guns prevent an estimated 2.5 million crimes a year or 6,849 every day. 98+% of the time the gun is not fired and no blood (including the criminal’s) is shed.
SOURCE: http://www.gunfacts.info/pdfs/gun-facts/7.1/Gun-Facts-7.1-screen.pdf, pages 21, 83.
FACT: 98% of mass-shootings occur in gun-free zones
One of Barry’s gun grabber boyz.
The law just signed in CA sounds just like this one.
And is likely to meet the same fate.
Eat your butthurt, boogums...
You can’t carry on state forests? I wonder if that will impact hunting and if the State should be required to forfeit some of the Pittman-Robertson Act monies? Just asking.
I learned about it as I was holstering up to enter a small business in a dicey part of town in Maryland. Woohoo!
The communists continue with a little snip here and a little snip there...
The serfs continue to spread their cheeks and smile...
Here we are a year before the election and these big blue states are all rushing to disarm everyone.
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