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WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court, which has avoided major gun cases for seven years, on Monday declined to hear a challenge backed by the National Rifle Association to Maryland’s 2013 state ban on assault weapons enacted after a Connecticut school massacre.

The court turned away an appeal by several Maryland residents, firearms dealers and the state NRA association, who argued that the ban violated their right to keep and bear arms under the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment.

The justices sidestepped the roiling national debate over the availability of military-style guns to the public.

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  1. From the MSN article:

    The 4th Circuit said it had no power to extend constitutional protections to “weapons of war,” and it found little evidence such guns were well-suited for self-defense.

    BAAM!!! Once again, it is NOT about the Second Amendment! If it really was about it, then I’d be screaming for my Constitutional rights to purchase, own, and use an M-2A1 .50 cal machine gun to protect myself from WHATEVER possible threat I perceive as a possible threat. Hell, let’s just up the ante more… I want uranium and plutonium too with complimentary reactors just to make sure I incinerate the mass-shooter! WHAT!? What do you mean I can’t protect myself that way, I have the right to bear arms! A knife? WTF can
    I do with a knife!? 😡

    LOL 😛

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