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Appeals court to consider making it easier to carry handguns in Maryland
The Washington Post ^ | 23 October, 2012 | Ann E. Marimow

Posted on 10/24/2012 6:32:42 AM PDT by marktwain

A federal appeals court on Wednesday will consider whether to make it easier for Maryland residents to publicly carry handguns, one of many ongoing legal challenges to gun restrictions throughout the nation.

If the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, in Richmond, upholds a lower court decision, the Maryland State Police anticipate that thousands of additional residents would qualify for permits to carry loaded firearms in public places from Silver Spring to Baltimore.

At issue is the state’s current requirement that residents provide a “good and substantial reason” to the state police for carrying a handgun.

In March, a federal judge in Baltimore struck down that provision of Maryland’s law as unconstitutional and in violation of the Second Amendment.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; constitution; md
Will the court rule that you must have a "good and substantial reason" to carry a bible, speak out against a politician, or attend church?
1 posted on 10/24/2012 6:32:50 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain; Clint N. Suhks

MD CCW/CHL Ping.


2 posted on 10/24/2012 6:44:01 AM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: marktwain

That’s the whole point...

Unfortunately, the three judge panel draw is Two Obama appointees and a Clinton appointee.


3 posted on 10/24/2012 7:05:06 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: marktwain
I was at a range in Prince George's Co., MD and was talking to a cop about getting a conceal carry permit,, and he said that:

1)You pretty much had to have already been shot,

2) you could show that it wasn't a random attack, and

3) the shooter was still on the loose.

It also helped to be known by some politician, and we all know what that means.

4 posted on 10/24/2012 7:11:17 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: fightinbluhen51
fightinbluhen51 said: "Unfortunately, the three judge panel draw is Two Obama appointees and a Clinton appointee."

This case won't do me any good here in Kalifornia unless it goes to the Supreme Court. If the 4th Circuit does the right thing, then it is more likely that the Supreme Court would simply refuse to hear Maryland's appeal.

If Maryland succeeds at the 4th Circuit, then the same five Justices who authored Heller and McDonald would find themselves faced with having to protect the "bear" in "keep and bear arms". I don't think those five Justices intended to uphold only half of the Second Amendment.

5 posted on 10/24/2012 10:31:22 AM PDT by William Tell
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To: William Tell

Well...you might just get your wish...

Early word from those in attendance of the oral arguments, not very likely for a successful outcome on the side of freedom.

Bastards!

Elections have consequences (and those three judges are precisely that!)!


6 posted on 10/24/2012 10:56:54 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: marktwain; bang_list; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; ...

Maryland “Freak State” BANG!


7 posted on 10/24/2012 6:19:35 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; marktwain

Yes! This indeed is good news. Criminals already carry and the smarter ones just might think twice before choosing their targeted victim.


8 posted on 10/24/2012 6:29:30 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Oral Arguments Audio is available.

http://coop.ca4.uscourts.gov/OAarchive/mp3/12-1437-20121024.mp3

MP3 format. Playable on iPhones too.


9 posted on 10/26/2012 11:14:46 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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10 posted on 10/26/2012 11:45:52 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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