FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 27, 2017
Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence Responds to the
Supreme Court Decision to Deny Cert to the Appeal of Maryland’s Assault Weapon Ban
Baltimore, MD (November 27, 2017) – Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence issued the following statement on today’s Supreme Court decision on Maryland’s assault weapons ban.
“Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Maryland’s Assault Weapons Ban and limitation on magazine capacity should be a call to action for other states to enact life-saving legislation to ban military-style assault weapons,” said Jen Pauliukonis, President of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence.
“This victory confirms the constitutionality of limitations on the ownership of firearms. The Supreme Court is to be commended for showing appropriate deference to the state legislatures’ determination on how to ensure the safety of their citizens. These reasonable restrictions have been proven to save lives. This success is even more significant as we near the five-year anniversary of the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. While Congress may continue to fail to act, state legislatures must take the lead in protecting American citizens from the atrocities of gun violence in our communities. We are incredibly thankful to the tireless work of Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and his team to ensure that this law was upheld.”