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Many gun owners are perplexed with how U.S. Federal Judge Catherine C. Blake could possibly base her ruling that Maryland’s 2013 “assault weapons” ban is constitutional on the premise that these semiautomatic firearms are “dangerous and unusual.” The answer isn’t just in her ignorance of the facts, as the plaintiffs did a very thorough job showing how common and popular AR-15s and other such rifles are with U.S. citizens, but instead has everything to do with her background and politics.