(Annapolis, MD) — New gun laws in Maryland will be challenged early next year in court. The “Washington Times” reports gun owners, and gun-rights advocacy groups will try to have the new law overturned in a four-day hearing in February 2014. “Tardy versus O’Malley” was filed in federal court just days before October 1st, when the new laws took effect. Army veteran Shawn Tardy says the new laws, which add steps to the background check process and ban certain types of guns, prevent him from buying the guns to protect himself in his own home. Two gun stores, also part of the lawsuit, claim the 45 guns added to the list of banned assault weapons make up the majority of their stock, and that the law will hurt their businesses. The new laws are some of the strictest in the country.
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