Skip to comments.Gun owner wants wear-and-carry ruling to stand(MD)
Posted on 03/17/2012 1:47:04 AM PDT by marktwain
A Baltimore County gun owner, whose federal lawsuit led a judge this month to declare a portion of Maryland's gun laws unconstitutional, has filed a court motion to protect the ruling, which would make it easier for state residents to carry firearms.
Attorneys for Raymond Woollard filed the 29-page document in Baltimore's U.S. District Court at the close of business Friday in response to a filing last week by the Maryland attorney general's office, which sought clarification and a delay of the judge's order so the agency could have time to appeal.
But any such stay of the order would cause "irreparable harm" for Woollard and his co-plaintiff, gun-rights advocate The Second Amendment Foundation, by continuing to deprive them of their constitutional liberties, the lawyers wrote, adding that "the decision is unlikely to be overturned."
They agreed that clarification of the order was appropriate "if only to dispense with needless appellate issues."
In an opinion filed March 5, U.S. District Judge Benson E. Legg found that a Maryland rule requiring applicants for carry-permits to prove that they have a "good and substantial reason" to transport a firearm violated the Second Amendment, which extends outside the home, and was not enforceable.
Gun opponents decried the ruling, claiming it jeopardized public safety and would lead to an increase in the number of shootings on Maryland's urban streets, while gun enthusiasts said it would lessen crime by deterring criminals and allowing residents to defend themselves if attacked.
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Self Defense , especially in Prince George’s and Baltimore is a pretty good and clear reason to carry.
Carry permits are really hard to get in Maryland, and it’s about time we here in the Free State got some Freedoms.
It’s also time we had a Governor that wasn’t trying to tax us to death and turn us into homo’s.
Amen to this!
Yes, the ruling is pretty clear, but note that the last line in the piece says that the police stated they will continue to follow the old rules. Aack! Maryland, my Maryland!
Notice the sixth paragraph in which it is stated that this ruling will cause more “urban violence.” It’s the same old tired “blood in the streets” crap that they always roll out when the people’s Second Amendment rights are upheld.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!