Maryland Natural Resources Police Convert to Smith & Wesson M&P Pistol
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. --- Smith & Wesson Corp. announced last week that the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) has equipped its entire officer force with the Smith & Wesson M&P40, chambered in .40 S&W.
The contract with Maryland DNR represents the first Maryland state agency that has converted to the M&P Series of pistols.
Specs for the M&P40 SKU: 206300 include: Capacity: 15 Rounds. Striker Fire Action. Barrel Length: 4 1/4". Front Sight: White Dot Dovetail, Rear Sight: Steel Low Profile Carry. Overall Length: 7 1/2". Weight: 24.25 oz. Grip: 3 Interchangeable Palmswell Grip Sizes. Material: Polymer Frame/Stainless Steel Barrel and Slide. Finish: Black Melonite®, 68 HRc.
BELLEVUE, Wash. The Second Amendment Foundation filed a lawsuit last week on behalf of three residents of the District of Columbia and a New Hampshire resident, seeking to compel the city to issue carry permits to law-abiding citizens.
The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of Tom Palmer, George Lyon and Amy McVey, all District residents, and Edward Raymond, a New Hampshire resident. SAF and the individual plaintiffs are being represented by attorney Alan Gura, who successfully argued the landmark District of Columbia v. Heller case in 2008 that overturned the Districts handgun ban on the grounds that it was unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.
In most major American cities, said Gura, where the right to bear arms is respected, licensed permit holders have proven themselves safe and effective. Washington, D.C. already requires handgun registrants to complete the background checks and training classes required of carry permit holders throughout the country. It is pointless to deny these individuals the right to bear arms.
Plaintiffs are seeking a permanent injunction against the continued ban on carrying handguns by law-abiding citizens for personal protection.
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