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Led by West Virginia’s attorney general, 21 states have joined a legal effort seeking to overturn Maryland’s tough new gun control law.

The Maryland statute has no effect on gun laws in their states, but the attorneys general argue in an amicus brief filed this month that Maryland’s law was written too broadly and violates the Second Amendment rights of their citizens.

“States must band together in times when they see citizens’ rights being diminished or infringed upon,” West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said in statement released when he filed the brief. “If the courts decide this law passes muster, it would undermine a core part of the Second Amendment.”

Morrisey, who declined to be interviewed, said Maryland’s ban on the sale of military-style weapons is akin to “trying to impose a content-based ban on speech. It simply cannot be done.”

A federal court ruled that Maryland’s ban on 45 types of semiautomatic rifles is constitutional. The coalition of gun owners and gun-rights groups that challenged the law is appealing the decision by the U.S. District Court of Maryland. The attorneys general have joined that effort.

Maryland has not yet filed its response, due by the end of the year.

Legal experts say that while it is generally unusual for states to weigh in on laws that do not directly affect them, it is common in divisive issues such as gun control.

“They don’t want certain types of regulations to get court-sanctioned because they’re afraid it will become a precedent in their states,” said Stephen J. Oren, a Rockville lawyer who chairs the Maryland Bar Association’s state litigation section. “So they take the pre-emptive step of filing in cases that don’t involve them.”

Maryland’s gun law, proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley and passed by the General Assembly in 2013, was among the most stringent enacted after the massacre of 20 children and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. It is one of three, all passed after Newtown, that gun-rights activists are fighting in federal courts.

Judge Catherine C. Blake upheld Maryland’s ban in August, rejecting the argument that military-style weapons are in common use for self-defense and therefore protected by the Second Amendment. Blake wrote that she considered the ban a legitimate way to improve public safety.

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Macquarie Group had been the subject of an intensive large business audit by the ATO over 2006, 2007 and 2008, that could have resulted in an estimated tax bill of about $300 million. Photo: Louie Douvis

The Tax Office denied Macquarie Group a controversial tax deduction related to offshore subsidiaries that resulted in a long-running and costly court battle, while at the same time allowing other taxpayers to claim the deductions, a report finds.

A report from inspector-general of taxation Ali Noroozi, released by the government late on Friday on the weekend of theG20, quotes an internal Australian Taxation Office document from 2010.

The ATO document cited shows the agency was allowing other companies to use an “ad-hoc” method to calculate the deductions while simultaneously denying Macquarie the ability to use this same method. Profits generated by offshore banking units (OBUs) are taxed at 10per cent rather than the usual corporate rate of 30per cent.

The ATO document gave “tacit” approval to taxpayers using the deduction noting that “the statutory formula used to calculate the general OB deduction has caused angst among many taxpayers for a variety of reasons” and that some taxpayers had “substituted their own methodology to calculate their general OB deductions”.

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The document said: “Our policy has been to accept reasonable and supportable approaches to this allocation. This tacit approval has been given on an ad-hoc basis where it is justifiable onthe facts”.

The Federal Court last year threw out a bid by Macquarie to stop the ATO issuing tax bills for previous years over the group’s use of OBU deductions.

Macquarie Group had been the subject of an intensive “large business audit” by the ATO over 2006,2007 and2008, that could have resulted in an estimated tax bill of about $300million.

The OBU regime was set up in1986 to attract international financial flows that would otherwise go to offshore institutions.

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Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election victory last week marked a defeat for Second Amendment rights activists who enraged by the sweeping gun control legislation enacted last year had hoped to punish the governor in the first statewide vote since the Dec. 2012 Newtown massacre.

But softening the blow was a handful of wins in the General Assembly by candidates who support deregulating gun ownership and who were endorsed this year by the 15,000-member Connecticut Citizens Defense League. Malloy has promised to veto any legislation to roll back S.B. 1160 – the post-Newtown gun bill that included an assaults weapon ban, a 10-round limit on ammunition magazine size, and a universal background check requirement. But gun rights activists are hopeful that the pickups this year will help pave the road to a legislature more sympathetic to their cause.

“We would have been a lot more pleased if more pro-2A candidates were elected, but we are happy that we made some gains,” said CCDL President Scott Wilson, using the group’s colloquial name for what they describe as “pro-Second Amendment” candidates. Wilson added that in next year’s session, “The odds of anything that would be beneficial to gun owners are remote at best.”

The group instead plans to play defense, using their allies in the legislature to block any measures to further regulate guns. The first fight could be over a bill Malloy says he will introduce next year to ban anyone with a temporary restraining order from possessing a gun. CCDL has raised concerns about seizing a weapon without due process, and says that the proposal infringes on individual rights.

None of the state Senate challenger candidates who were endorsed by the CCDL won their races, but “we’re at least happy that there were some inroads made with the state house,” Wilson said, mentioning “newly elected pro-2a legislators that hopefuly will be able to have their voices heard in Hartford.”

Connecticut Republicans won 10 additional seats in the state House of Representatives Tuesday, riding a national Republican wave that allowed the party to take control of the U.S. Senate and pick up several gubernatorial seats in traditionally blue states.

In three districts, CCDL-endorsed challenger candidates won races against incumbents who had voted for the post-Newtown gun bill.

Republican Charles Ferraro of West Haven defeated incumbent Democratic state rep. Paul Davis of Orange in the state House’s 117th District, Cara Pavalock – a Republican who had included in her campaign platform a promise to promote “common sense laws that protect our right to bear arms” – won her race against state Rep. Christopher Wright of Bristol, a Democrat, and Republican Pam Staneski won against Milford Democratic state Rep. James Maroney.

Wilson said their goal this year is “to make sure that nothing gets passed that will harm gun owners.”

He does not expect any of the CCDL candidates who won to try to push through pro-gun measures next year.

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Army General Keith Alexander.

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New financial disclosure documents released this month by the National Security Agency (NSA) show that Keith Alexander, who served as its director from August 2005 until March 2014, had thousands of dollars of investments during his tenure in a handful of technology firms.

Each year disclosed has a checked box next to this statement: “Reported financial interests or affiliations are unrelated to assigned or prospective duties, and no conflicts appear to exist.”

Alexander repeatedly made the public case that the American public is at “greater risk” from a terrorist attack in the wake of the Snowden disclosures. Statements such as those could have a positive impact on the companies he was invested in, which could have eventually helped his personal bottom line.

The NSA did not immediately respond to Ars requests for further comment.

The documents were obtained and published Friday by Vice as the result of a Freedom of Information Act request and subsequent lawsuit against the NSA brought by Vice reporter Jason Leopold.

The 60 released pages, which cover a period from 2008 through 2013, document that as of 2008, Alexander had as much as $50,000 invested in Synchronoss, a cloud storage firm. Synchronoss provides services to major mobile phone providers, including AT&T, Verizon and others.

He also had as much as $15,000 invested in Datascension, a “data gathering and research company.” Public trades in the firm were suspended by the Securities and Exchange Commission in August 2014 due to “a lack of current and accurate information” about it.

Pericom, a semiconductor company that also has made hardware for “DVR solutions for the CCTV security and surveillance markets,” also appears in his portfolio, with investments up to $15,000 appearing as of 2008.

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