June 29, 2020 / 9:45 PM / 14 days ago

Maryland 'bump stock' ban survives appellate court challenge

A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging a Maryland statute that banned “bump stocks” and other devices that can enable guns to fire faster.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by a 2-1 vote rejected arguments that Maryland’s ban on “rapid fire trigger activators,” adopted after a 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas, amounted to an unconstitutional “taking” of private property by the government without just compensation.

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