As part of Governor O’Malley’s plan to pretend to listen to budget suggestions from Marylanders, his staff put forth some of the more commonly suggested ideas from the citizens and provided a response on the web. What’s comical here is not the idea of becoming a “shall issue” state for concealed weapons, it was the completely bogus response:
Permits for the carrying of handguns are regularly issued to Marylanders who meet statutory requirements established by the Maryland General Assembly.
Regularly? That’s probably news to the thousands of Marylanders who live or work in some of America’s most dangerous urban areas and want to be able to protect their person, their familiy, or their property….