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In Maryland there is a

In Maryland there is a pending case on appeal that will go further. Maryland already has a carry permit regime, but it is "for cause" rather than "shall issue". This means for those that dont know that you need to show a "good" reason(in the eyes of the State Police, anyway) to be able to get a permit. This is a very poorly defined standard and open to a lot of discretion. So carrying more of a privilege than a right. The Federal District Court ruled that this restrictive statute was unconstitutional. I'm hope that the appellate court agrees, and not just because the statute allows too much discretion but because there is a very real and powerful RIGHT to carry. The court could easily do a copout and just say that the statute was too vague so the State Police need to be more specific about what is a "good reason" and what isnt.

Ventura 2012