The SAF.org lawsuit brought by Alan Gura in MD continues apace. The suit is to change MD from a May-Issue to Shall-Issue state. And the response by the State defendent, with amicus brief by the Brady's, has been released.
Now Alan gets to respond twice, to both briefs. So twice the Gura goodness
And I can't wait til April 15th when his response is due in. There are so many holes in the State's case... It will be entertaining.
Luckily, the judge isn't cottoning to the State's delaying tactics, and the stuff is going very briskly through the system. It could be decided by August.
The state also might posit that there is no restriction for residents to carry a long gun, that isn't on the restricted list, for self defense in public in most places. So I am going to the park with my Garand slung on this evening.
Ok, no I'm not. The county has it's own laws that'll have to be struck down (and they've been losing to pre-emption challenges over time and will probably continue to). Plus, I think we have a good chance this case will proceed in our favor and right quickly. And I don't want to be the test case now.
But still... it is a shocking revelation from the State, some of the things the AG conceded to try to preserve May Issue CCW. Stuff like 'we can't let potential victims carry to defend themselves from pistol toting criminals because the victim might injure third party people defending themselves, so it's a safety issue' and specifically "Statutes Regulating Handgun Possession Only Outside of the Home Do Not Fall Within the Scope of the Second Amendment Right". Lots of gems in there. The State is conceding a lot in their dance to keep may-issue. I wonder if they think they are losing?
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