FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 25, 2017
For More Information, contact:
Mike Lewis (334) 353-2199
Alabama Attorney General
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
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ATTORNEY GENERAL STEVE MARSHALL JOINS 21-STATE COALITON
URGING SUPREME COURT TO PROTECT SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall has joined a 21-state coalition in
urging the U.S. Supreme Court to defend the rights of gun owners against efforts to ban
certain firearms typically used by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes.
In their amicus brief in the case Kolbe v Hogan, the states asked the Supreme Court to
hear arguments against, and ultimately strike down, a Maryland weapons ban that
infringes on the rights of legal gun owners by prohibiting the sale, transfer and
possession of certain semiautomatic firearms and standard-capacity magazines.
“The U.S. 4 Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in this case must not stand since it would
set case law in five states and potentially set the stage for a federal ban by a future
Congress,” said Attorney General Marshall. “These firearms are already protected
under existing case law relating to weapons that are lawfully carried by gun owners.”
Alabama and the other states argue the lower court ruling inappropriately limited the
scope of the Second Amendment by taking an earlier Supreme Court ruling out of
Alabama, joined West Virginia, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina,
South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming in filing the brief Friday.
Click the following link for a copy of the brief.
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