washingtonpost.com – Nearly two dozen states are supporting a legal effort to overturn the assault weapons ban passed in Maryland in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting. The law, signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley in May 2013, is among the nation’s strictest gun-control measures, banning magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition and most semi-automatic rifles, while also mandating fingerprinting and training for some new gun buyers.

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