United States Constitution Still In Effect

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    1. BALTIMORE (AP) — 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.

    2. States can channel the way their residents exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms...infringing upon residents’ rights, U.S. District Judge Benson Everett Legg wrote.

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

    4. Plaintiff Raymond Woollard obtained a handgun permit after fighting with an intruder in his Hampstead home in 2002, but was denied a renewal in 2009 because he could not show he had been subject to “threats occurring beyond his residence.”

    5. ...rejected by the review board, which found he hadn’t demonstrated a “good and substantial reason” to carry a handgun as a reasonable precaution.

    6. “People have the right to carry a gun for self-defense and don’t have to prove that there’s a special reason for them to seek the permit,” said his attorney Alan Gura,...

    7. Maryland’s Attorney General’s office was still reviewing the opinion and declined to comment immediately.

    8. “Most states that choose to regulate the right to bear arms have licensing systems that are objective and straightforward,” Gura said. “That’s all that we want for Maryland.”
    Md. Gun Law Found Unconstitutional « CBS Baltimore
     
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    I believe there's another thread about this, just fyi.

    I like the ruling. I'm not opposed to some regulation on firearms, but the vagueness of needing a 'good and substantial reason' just to own one is too much.

    I don't agree with you all that often, PC, but I definitely agree that this is a positive ruling.
     
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    M14 Shooter The Light of Truth

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    One need not imagine what those who oppose this ruling and support the restriction would say if a requirement that you show a "'good and substantial reason' to have an abortion was enacted, much less upheld.

    The court got it right, unquestionably.
     

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