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Md. high court hears state gun law arguments
AP ^ | October 7, 2010 | NA

Posted on 10/08/2010 9:56:49 AM PDT by neverdem

Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler told members of the state's top court Thursday that recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings prove state laws restricting people's right to carry guns in public are constitutional, despite the arguments of a man seeking to overturn the law.

An attorney representing Charles F. Williams Jr., who was arrested in 2007 for carrying a handgun in public in Prince George's County, argued the same two recent rulings protect his client's right to bear arms.

Two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a D.C. ban on handguns and a trigger lock requirement for other guns, ruling that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to possess guns, at least for purposes of self-defense in the home in the federal city. After gun rights proponents filed a federal lawsuit to expand that ruling to apply to gun control laws in Chicago and a neighboring suburb, the Supreme Court ruled last June that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: banglist; heller; mcdonald

1 posted on 10/08/2010 9:56:55 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Travis McGee; Joe Brower; El Gato; Squantos; wardaddy; Jeff Head; Eaker; ...
BANG! Is there hope for the land of Mary? I hope so, even more so, beyond its borders.
2 posted on 10/08/2010 10:07:44 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

I think that the article is badly worded. It sounds like the person in question was TRANSPORTING a firearm rather than CARRYING one (openly or concealed).

Maryland law is extremely weird about transporting firearms.

You may only transport a firearm to or from a firing range, gunsmith or dealer; or from one another residence or place of business (yours) to another (yours).

You can circumvent this by becoming a “designated collector”, whereby you can transport firearms to and from a “private showing”.

3 posted on 10/08/2010 10:49:12 AM PDT by catman67
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To: catman67

I use to transport them regularly to and from hunting, then I moved out of that socialist $#!^ hole.

4 posted on 10/08/2010 11:04:28 AM PDT by east1234 (Cut, Kill, Dig and Drill!)
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To: neverdem; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!

5 posted on 10/08/2010 9:21:20 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Muslims are not the problem, the rest of the world is! /s)
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To: neverdem
Individual Right. Keep and BEAR Arms.

This isn't rocket surgery...

6 posted on 10/08/2010 9:43:13 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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