Conceal Carry Regulations Could be Issue in Special Session
U.S. District Court Judge Benson Everett Legg lifted his stay on his ruling in last March’s landmark Woolard case, striking down Maryland’s “good and substantial cause” regulation for citizens applying for a conceal carry permit.
This is a victory for second amendment rights in Maryland…for now.
Attorney General Doug Gansler, widely believed to be running for governor in 2014, is sure to appeal Legg’s order lifting the stay. Also, as Delegate Mike Smigiel notes in his analysis of the ruling, should Governor O’Malley call a special session to address expanded gaming, he expects Senate Judicial Proceedings chair, Brian Frosh to introduce more regulatory hurdles to obtaining a conceal carry permit, such as burdensome training requirements and location restrictions.
Frosh is exploring a run to succeed Gansler as Attorney General.