Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Do you know the process? It might not be what you think.
Tuesday, February 19
By Allen Etzler, Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS - I was brought up around firearms. I was taught to treat them with respect, but not fear them. So, three months after turning 21, right around Christmas, I decided it was time to buy my first handgun. My stepfather, who is my lifelong firearms instructor, informed me that buying a handgun would be a long process. The most fun part of the process would be deciding what I wanted to buy. I wanted the gun for target shooting. I wanted something with inexpensive ammunition, and that was easy to operate, reliable and accurate. I also wanted something fairly affordable, because it was a Christmas present from my parents. Dec. 16: Nine days before Christmas, I walked into Hendershots Sporting …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Court action delays changes to state's law that would have gone into effect next week until a hearing in October.
A federal ruling striking down part of Maryland's requirements to obtain a permit to carry a handgun won't go into effect next week after all. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond Wednesday granted the state's request to delay an order issued last week by U.S. District Court Judge Benson Everett Legg. The appeals court ordered that state requirements on those seeking a permit to carry a gun must have "a good or substantial reason to wear, carry, or transport a handgun, such as a finding that the permit is necessary as a reasonable precaution against apprehended danger" remain in effect until an appeals hearing the week of Oct. 23. Legg struck down the requirement earlier this year and on July 24 denied a state's request to stay his…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
State sought delay in implementing ruling that declared Maryland's "good and substantial reason" requirement for a gun permit was unconstitutional.
UPDATED (4:16 p.m.)—A U.S. District Court judge has lifted a stay on a federal court ruling that declared Maryland's permitting process to wear and carry a gun unconstitutional. The order, issued by Judge Benson Everett Legg, lifts a stay sought by the state as it appeals the decision made last year. Legg's ruling, which goes into effect in 14 days, lifts the stay sought by the state after a federal court ruled that the law requiring those seeking a permit to carry a gun must have "a good or substantial reason to wear, carry, or transport a handgun, such as a finding that the permit is necessary as a reasonable precaution against apprehended danger." David Paulson, a spokesman for Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, said the ruling "is…