What’s happening? In a nutshell, the Maryland Handgun Permit Review Board, the citizen group that considers appeals when the Maryland State Police declines an applicant’s handgun permit, appears to have become extra-generous in its rulings. According to the advocacy group Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence, the gubernatorially-appointed board has gone from overturning 10 percent to 15 percent of MSP rulings to 60 percent last year, and the number of appeals is increasing. That suggests a lot of people who were judged ineligible to carry a gun — they may have violence in their past or, more likely, simply lacked a sound justification — are now packing heat. That’s not a formula for reducing gun violence in Maryland, particularly at a time when there are so many gun deaths in Baltimore.