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30 days training required to have gun at home
wnd.com ^ | 10/9/2018 | Bob Unruh

Posted on 10/10/2018 6:24:17 AM PDT by rktman

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that the need for the Second Amendment is “most acute” in the home, where “self, family and property” must be protected.

But now Maryland gun regulators are insisting that anyone who wants to defend his home with a firearm must have a month of special training.

A group called Maryland Shall Issue Inc. has filed a lawsuit contending the training requirement violates the Second Amendment.

Arguing a “right delayed is a right denied,” Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation and chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, or CCRKBA, explained the licensing process is “expensive and lengthy.”

His groups are part of a coalition that has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case. The coalition also includes the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors and Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership.

“No citizen should have to jump through so many hoops simply to have a gun in their own home,” Gottlieb said. “There were no such requirements or regulations in Maryland at the time the Constitution was ratified, and the current regulatory scheme seems more intended to discourage responsible firearms ownership than guarantee that gun owners safely handle their firearms.”

Gottlieb said the training requirement in Maryland “imposes a burden on a citizen’s ability to exercise his or her Second Amendment rights.”

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Philosophy; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 2a; 2ndamendment; banglist; kaba; maryland; md; nra; secondamendment
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OFFS! Srsly MD? Seems like all our FReepers in the NE quadrant of the country need to head west somewhat. No doubt my kin are spinning in their graves in the Hudson River Valley of NY due to what's become of where freedom for this country started. Look at it now. Shameful.
1 posted on 10/10/2018 6:24:17 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

NON print:

https://www.wnd.com/2018/10/30-days-training-required-to-have-gun-at-home/


2 posted on 10/10/2018 6:24:54 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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Safety off, aim, fire!

Repeat if necessary.


3 posted on 10/10/2018 6:25:29 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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[[“self, family and property” must be protected.]]

How can it be protected when you have to have your guns locked up, with trigger locks and in a lockable gun case, and your ammo stored elsewhere under lock and key?


4 posted on 10/10/2018 6:26:06 AM PDT by Bob434
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This is great. I can see all the gangbangers and hoodrats standing in line to get their permit.


5 posted on 10/10/2018 6:26:22 AM PDT by 4yearlurker ("There stands mother under the oleanders,open the windows." A dying cowboys last words,1879.)
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These dumbasses coming up with this need to have a required 30 day training program on the Constitution...


6 posted on 10/10/2018 6:26:40 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter

ABC GMA said yesterday that Baltimore was one of the BEST places to live in America.


7 posted on 10/10/2018 6:27:41 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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[[But now Maryland gun regulators are insisting that anyone who wants to defend his home with a firearm must have a month of special training.]]

Knowing of course that not many people can take a month off from work to take the course


8 posted on 10/10/2018 6:28:10 AM PDT by Bob434
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Guaranteed that even the police going through the academy don’t spend thirty days on firearm handling. Any necessary safety training could be accomplished in a couple of hours.


9 posted on 10/10/2018 6:29:43 AM PDT by circlecity
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How can it be protected when you have to have your guns locked up, with trigger locks and in a lockable gun case, and your ammo stored elsewhere under lock and key?

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You just have to tell the burglar or rapist to wait for about 15-20 minutes while you get your stuff ready. They will understand.

Or do like Joe Biden says. If a stranger is at the door, blast it with your shotgun.


10 posted on 10/10/2018 6:30:09 AM PDT by shelterguy
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How about a month of special training to have an abortion then, since we know abortions are always fatal.


11 posted on 10/10/2018 6:30:43 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Democracy dies when Democrats refuse to accept the result of a democratic election they didn't win.)
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I wonder if my military time would qualify but then again they probably would not issue one unless I was in the Chicom or Russian Army or perhaps even the red coats.


12 posted on 10/10/2018 6:31:17 AM PDT by Mouton (The media is the enemy of the people.)
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We of course expect robbers, burglars and home invaders to be courteous and wait 30 days until we get our house defense in order.
And when they do show up, we expect them to patiently wait 10 minutes or so while we locate, unlock and load our weapons.

13 posted on 10/10/2018 6:32:47 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (I'd rather have Unequal Wealth than Equal Poverty.)
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How about 9 months of training to have an abortion?


14 posted on 10/10/2018 6:33:02 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Trump: "I am Batman!")
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Gottlieb said the training requirement in Maryland “imposes a burden on a citizen’s ability to exercise his or her Second Amendment rights.”

This is more than a burden. This is a PROHIBITIVE burden.

This 30 day training requirement is designed to be more than a deterrent it is designed with the knowledge that few people will be willing or able to devote the time and expense to complete the training.

15 posted on 10/10/2018 6:34:34 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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Despite our RAT governor and lawless State Police PA still has strong 2nd Amend support.

Western MD has more in common with PA than it has with Baltimore.

We will gladly trade Filthadelphia for Western MD.

16 posted on 10/10/2018 6:35:49 AM PDT by Eagles6
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30 days of training would surely disenfranchise people...

If simply having to show ID to vote disenfranchises people...

Overall though, I kind of doubt that courts would rule that requiring training is too much of a burden.

But who knows these days?


17 posted on 10/10/2018 6:36:31 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Fresh Wind

Funny how things go from “not enough” to “way fricken tooo much” real quick?


18 posted on 10/10/2018 6:37:52 AM PDT by Delta 21 (.....been here this long you actually expect me to read the article....)
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In GA you have to be able to prove you can carry the gun out of the store. 😄
19 posted on 10/10/2018 6:38:16 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight yourr way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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Yup. Like we would take a lot of the bordering California counties into the NV fold if they want to come on over. ;-)


20 posted on 10/10/2018 6:38:18 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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