Maryland's handgun licensing law struck down by federal appeals court

A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down Maryland’s handgun licensing law, finding that its requirements, which include submitting fingerprints for a background check and taking a four-hour firearms safety course, are unconstitutionally restrictive.

New Mexico governor's suspension of right to public carry guns sparks demonstrations

Some demonstrators defiantly wore holstered handguns on their hips or carried assault rifles in a rally by gun-rights advocates, protesting New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s surprise order to suspend for 30 days the right to carry firearms after two children were recently killed in separate shootings.