Governor Moore’s Statement Regarding the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling

Published: 11/21/2023

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Wes Moore released the following statement regarding the Fourth Circuit Court's ruling: 

​“I am disappointed in the Fourth Circuit Court’s decision. This law is not about stripping away rights from responsible gun owners – it’s about every Marylander having the right to live free from fear. 

​Common-sense gun laws are critical to protecting all Marylanders from the gun violence that has terrorized our communities. I am determined to do more than just give thoughts and prayers and attend funerals – and that’s why this law is vital to our administration's commitment to keeping guns out of the wrong hands and saving lives. 

Every Marylander has the right to feel safe in their own neighborhood – and I will continue to fight for this law. Our administration is currently looking at all options and reviewing the ruling.”