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.