The Washington Post reports that someone took a few pot-shots at a building on the campus of the National Security Agency at Ft. Meade, Maryland. A spokesperson for the Park Police, who were investigating the incident, “found evidence of multiple shots hitting a wall of a building.” No injuries were reported and, as usual, the NSA has been mum on the incident . . .
Maryland has some of the toughest gun control laws in the nation; although residents may obtain a Maryland “wear and carry permit“, they must go through a very stringent application process, including supplying a “good and substantial reason” for wanting to carry a firearm. This last provision means that such licenses are issued only rarely, and then mostly to the wealthy and politically-connected. Indeed, a permit is required simply to purchase a handgun in the first place.
In this case, however, the laws do not appear to have any impact in stopping a determined shooter. As usual, members of the civilian disarmament industrial complex have had no comment on the failure of the laws they advocate as the solution to “gun violence.”