Skip to comments.Judge bans Maryland from enforcing "Good and Substantial Cause" for a carry permit.
Posted on 04/03/2012 10:54:34 AM PDT by George - the Other
Home » Maryland News » Woollard Case Update April 2nd Injunction-Stay-AppealApr 2, 2012 Maryland Shall Issue® has received a copy of Judge Legg's order regarding the Woollard case dated March 30th 2012.
Judge Legg has issued an injunction barring Maryland from enforcing Maryland Statue 5-306(a)(5)(ii) requiring Good and Substantial Reason for a handgun carry permit. Maryland cannot require G&S for any application under Judge Legg's order.
Judge Legg has ordered the MSP to process Mr. Woollard's application without G&S being considered.
Judge Legg has issued a temporary stay of his ruling. This means that the above ruling cannot yet take effect. The temporary stay is designed to give Maryland and SAF time to prepare a formal argument for and against a permanent stay until the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals rules. Unfortunately Maryland is still free to use G&S during the temporary stay. It is not yet known how Maryland will interpret the temporary stay
The final brief is due May 23rd 2012 so we will expect a ruling from Judge Legg after that date on the permanent stay.
(Excerpt) Read more at marylandshallissue.org ...
I would carry concealed anyway.
The only time it would become an issue is if my “Good and Substantial Reason” were lying in a puddle in front of the cops.
Except for that, you are a free American in New Jersey /s
(Yes, I saw the /s). Just reinforcing the point.
This really should be a moot point - living in Maryland, in and of itself, is “good and substantial reason” to carry a handgun.
But, don’t use hollow-point bullets in New Jersey! No,no, no! Bad boy! LOL.
Amen to that!
Incredibly stupid law considering JHP's are less likely to exit the intended target and keep on flying compared to FMJ ammo.
“But, dont use hollow-point bullets in New Jersey! No,no, no! Bad boy! LOL.”
To make a hollow point conform with New Jersey’s ‘sensible’ regulation you’d want to fill in the hollow part of your bullet...with mercury and then top it with paraffin.
That way it’s not hollow anymore.
It’s much worse.
Well there’s that obvious option which works for me. But no one says anything about open carry? That’s where I’ve been for the past half a century or so——if I think I need it I strap it on. I’ve seen Baltimore-—the only time Ive been there without firepower was once when I was transiting with my Marine platoon. Otherwise trying to travel MD without firepower is just plain stooooppppiiiddd.
Amen to that! Last Friday night the son of the singer who performs in one of the jazz groups I play with, was shot seven times and killed in east Baltimore :(
Ever notice there’s no toll to get into NJ, but they keep raising the toll to get out? Just sayin’.
Good news! (so far)
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
THE most important is the ruling that finally settled the debate about the Second Amendment. It's no longer about the "organized militia" clause. It's been determined that a right exists for individuals to own weapons for self-defense. THE biggest positive ruling from the USSC I've seen in decades.
The way I read this, one has to sue the state to get a concealed carry permit.
This is NOT a solution.
“This is NOT a solution.’
The wording of the decision, in a United States District Court, is a significant victory against those who would like to compromise this nation’s Second Amendment rights, especially the paragraph below.
It is clear, concise, and to the point.
After years of oppressing law-abiding citizens, Democrats are desperately trying to prevent the ruling from being enacted, but the hand-writing on the wall is clear. Maryland citizens who apply for a handgun permit can’t be denied anymore by use of the “show good and substantial reason” requirement.
“At bottom, this case rests on a simple proposition: If the Government wishes to burden a right guaranteed by the Constitution, it may do so provided that it can show a satisfactory justification and a sufficiently adapted method. The showing, however, is always the Governments to make. A citizen may not be required to offer a good and substantial reason why he should be permitted to exercise his rights. The rights existence is all the reason he needs.”
>To make a hollow point conform with New Jerseys sensible regulation youd want to fill in the hollow part of your bullet...with mercury and then top it with paraffin.
>That way its not hollow anymore.
That reminds me of the idea I had for Sodium-cored bullets...
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
So what’s the update?
Geesh, it’s been 2 months since we’re supposed to have knowledge of if this is “temporary” or “permanent” stay. It’s been 3 months since the last post.