Skip to comments.Md. high court hears state gun law arguments
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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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”.
I use to transport them regularly to and from hunting, then I moved out of that socialist $#!^ hole.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
This isn't rocket surgery...
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