Judge Catherine Blake, a Clinton appointee, has denied a request for a preliminary injunction, allowing Maryland’s new gun control laws to go into place. This is not terribly surprising. The lower courts have generally been unwilling to take the Second Amendment seriously, the the 4th Circuit Court of appeals has hardly signaled they are willing to blaze new ground when it comes to developing Second Amendment case law. I haven’t seen the actual denial, but the article mentions that Judge Blake didn’t seem to consider abridgment of Second Amendment rights to be any big deal. Hopefully this won’t portend how the rest of the case will go.