Md. Gun Law Found Unconstitutional

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Md. Gun Law Found Unconstitutional

Postby newportri » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:42 pm

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Second Amendment right to bear arms is not limited to the home and Maryland’s requirement that residents show a “good and substantial reason” to get a handgun permit is unconstitutional, according to a federal judge’s opinion filed Monday.


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http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2012/03/05/md-gun-law-found-unconstitutional/
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Re: Md. Gun Law Found Unconstitutional

Postby n1bsbri » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:56 pm

newportri wrote:
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Second Amendment right to bear arms is not limited to the home and Maryland’s requirement that residents show a “good and substantial reason” to get a handgun permit is unconstitutional, according to a federal judge’s opinion filed Monday.


Full story here:
http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2012/03/05/md-gun-law-found-unconstitutional/


The district judge gets it:
“A citizen may not be required to offer a `good and substantial reason’ why he should be permitted to exercise his rights,” Legg wrote. “The right’s existence is all the reason he needs.”


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Re: Md. Gun Law Found Unconstitutional

Postby MM2(SS) » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:11 pm

This story is from 2012. It was overturned on appeal in 2013.

The story is here:

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-10-16/news/bs-ed-guns-20131016_1_raymond-woollard-nra-lawyers-gun-rights-advocates
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Re: Md. Gun Law Found Unconstitutional

Postby newportri » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:39 pm

Ooops, thanks for pointing that it was an old story :oops: I knew about the case, but some other firearm's website just posted the link so I thought the link was the latest in the case, but I probably should have checked the date on the article...
However, in one way it might have been good that the case was overturned since we now have federal courts (Peruta v San Diego) with different opinions and there is a better chance the US Supreme Court will take the case..
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Re: Md. Gun Law Found Unconstitutional

Postby n1bsbri » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:42 pm

newportri wrote:Ooops, thanks for pointing that it was an old story :oops: I knew about the case, but some other firearm's website just posted the link so I thought the link was the latest in the case, but I probably should have checked the date on the article...
However, in one way it might have been good that the case was overturned since we now have federal courts (Peruta v San Diego) with different opinions and there is a better chance the US Supreme Court will take the case..

USSC already passed on this case.

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-10-16/news/bs-ed-guns-20131016_1_raymond-woollard-nra-lawyers-gun-rights-advocates
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