By Inna G. Materese | Esquire

On Tuesday, February 21st, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Maryland’s ban on military style assault weapons and high capacity magazines. The Court interepreted (and some might say narrowed) the  2008 SCOTUS decision DC v. Heller. Heller held that the Second Amendment granted the right to own handguns stating, “Put simply, we have no power to extend Second Amendment protection to the weapons of war that the Heller decision explicitly excluded from such coverage.”. An appeal to the Supreme Court from this decision is expected.