Cutonilli v. State of Maryland
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 5/24/2017. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk) (C/M 5.24.17)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND
STATE OF MARYLAND
CIVIL ACTION NO. JKB-15-629
On April 14, 2017, the Court entered an Order directing the Plaintiff to show cause why
this action should not be dismissed with prejudice in light of the recent ruling of the United
States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Kolbe v. Hogan, 813 F.3d 160 (4th Cir. 2016).
(See ECF No. 21.) On April 26, 2017, the Plaintiff filed his MOTION TO VACATE ORDER
AND SHOW CAUSE (ECF No. 22) and the Defendant responded on April 27, 2017 (ECF No.
23). The Court has carefully reviewed the most recent submissions from the parties.
The Plaintiff has failed to show cause why any remaining elements of his Complaint or
his proposed Amended Complaint should not be dismissed.
Nowhere in his nine-page
submission in response to the show cause order does the Plaintiff persuasively confront his
central problem in the wake of Kolbe. The assault weapons and high capacity magazines are not
protected by the Second Amendment, regardless of the purpose for which the Plaintiff may
which to possess them. His status in any informal militia is irrelevant. The Court reiterates its
reasoning from its earlier Memorandum and Order (see ECF No. 21), and it also adopts the
Defendant’s reasoning as its own (see ECF No. 23).
Accordingly, by separate order, the Plaintiff’s remaining claims will be dismissed.
Dated this 24th day of May, 2017.
BY THE COURT:
James K. Bredar
United States District Judge
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