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Supreme Court declines challenge to Maryland ban on guns like AR-15

This week the U.S. Supreme Court chose not to hear a challenge to a 2013 Maryland law that bans ownership of the AR-15 and similar guns -- which means the law stands. Similar laws in Illinois and elsewhere are being challenged by various gun groups, but so far the bans have stood. How effective these bans will be with such widespread ownership of the AR-15 (at least 20 million in civilian hands right now) remains to be seen. As we discuss in American Gun: The True Story of the AR-15, the federal assault-weapons ban of 1994 didn't work. Gun companies quickly modified their guns to meet the letter of the poorly worked law and began selling AR-15s again.

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