A brief filed last Wednesday by 21 state attorneys general in the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Kolbe v. O’Malley correctly asserts that Maryland’s Firearm Safety Act of 2013 violates citizens’ rights to keep and bear arms protected by the Second Amendment by imposing a ban on the possession of commonly-used weapons. The attorneys general contend that Maryland law must be subject to strict scrutiny because its restrictions extend to possession of a protected weapon by a law-abiding citizen for self-defense in the home.
West Virginia led attorneys general from, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming in filing the brief.
Mississippi is missing. Mississippi’s elected attorney general is Democrat Jim Hood. You can sign a petition for AG Hood to join in here.