Baltimore Sun

Major Maryland gun case in court this week

by American Firearms Review  |  published on June 29, 2012

There’s a major court case going on in Maryland that every gun owner should be following. Here’s a little background from the Baltimore Sun:

In March, a U.S. District Court judge struck down Maryland’s permitting law, ruling the requirement that applicants show “good and substantial reason” to carry a firearm was unconstitutional. The Maryland Attorney General’s Office appealed the decision, and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the law to stand while the case is resolved.

Right now Marylanders can own guns so long as they show that they have “good and substantial reason” for doing so. That clear violation of the Second Amendment was struck down by a district court. Now it’s landed in appeals court with the law allowed to stand until the final ruling.

Alan Gura, the lawyer arguing the case for the Second Amendment Foundation, says he’s not challenging gun registration laws. He just thinks Maryland’s are too restrictive. They are and they violate our Constitution. Let’s hope the Fourth Circuit court comes down on the side of gun-owners.

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