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NRA praises court order striking down ‘draconian’ blue state's handgun law

Brianna Herlihy - Fox News | Published on 1/18/2024
A federal court Tuesday struck down a Maryland gun law as overly "burdensome," in a win the National Rifle Association (NRA) is calling a "significant victory" for Second Amendment rights.

On Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that Maryland’s Handgun Qualification License (HQL) requirement is unconstitutional, citing the 2022 landmark Supreme Court case that reset how courts treat gun rights cases.

"This ruling by the United States Court of Appeals is a significant victory, for the Second Amendment and Americans who value constitutional freedoms," NRA's lobbying arm executive director Randy Kozuch told Fox News Digital.