10:30 AM EDT, April 10, 2012
Call your state senator and delegates today. A bill (HB 579) pending in the General Assembly would add an open-ended training requirement to those seeking a handgun carry permit in Maryland. This denial of civil rights appears to be a reaction to the recent ruling by a federal judge that state law requiring such applicants to have a "good and substantial reason" was unconstitutional.
This is a naked attempt to enact restrictions after the federal court already ruled existing state law unconstitutional. This "no limit" training requirement could easily take lessons from places like the District of Columbia and Chicago where it is all but impossible for normal people to meet massive and confusing rules all designed to keep people from exercising their fundamental rights.
Kenneth Moore, Frederick
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