4th Circuit Delays MD’s Shall Issue Permit Change

“We’ve seen a huge outcry from the public demanding common sense gun laws,” Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence senior attorney Daniel Vice told baltimoresun.com. Vice made his org’s claim on popular support upon hearing that the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Benson E. Legg that “would have flooded Maryland’s streets with unregulated guns.” Translation: Legg tossed-out the Old Line State’s “may issue” concealed carry permitting process as unconstitutional. “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.” Using language not unfamiliar to fans of George Orwell, MD AG Douglas F. Gansler [above] says he filed the stay because it was ‘”necessary to preserve the peace and tranquillity of the State and to protect the rights and liberties of the public.” Watch this space.