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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Supreme Court Asked To Void Gun Permit Requirement

A gun rights group is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down part of Maryland’s handgun permit law.

The Daily Record reports that the Second Amendment Foundation petitioned the court this week, saying the requirement that applicants state a “good and substantial reason” to carry a firearm violates the right to keep and bear arms. The Bellevue, Wash.-based group says that a constitutional right should not require a special dispensation from police and that the too-vague standard allows broad discretion to reject a request.

Attorney General Douglas Gansler’s office said Thursday that the state plans to oppose the petition. The state’s deadline to file a response is Aug. 12.



Anonymous said...

A bunch of folks don't have a clue just how restrictive Maryland makes their Carry Permits for thos business people that do get them. When we had our business we had permits do to the fact that a large portion of our daily business was cash. The permit allowed us to carry to and from work, the bank & home NOWHERE ELSE PERIOD! The business to the bank to Food Lion NOT from the time you left the night deposit and headed anywhere, but home you were in violation of the permit. The Carry Permit is NOT a carry it 24/7 permit unless you can show very overwhelming evidence that your life is legitimate danger 24/7.

Daddio said...

IF they passed a law requiring a permit in order to join and attend a church, there would be such an uproar about violation of the 1st Amendment!

What gives them the right to require a permit in order to exercise one's 2nd amendment rights?

Consistency in application of laws should be applied equally here ...