Dodged The Weather -- So Far - First is was amazingly cold for this time of year; now it's been raining pretty steadily for twenty-four hours. Luckily for us, the temperature went ...
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"Coulter is wrong. We need the right to bear arms to protect us from anybody with the mentality of Coulter or yourself lest they take over this country. When that happens we should shoot all your jack-booted thugs before they even touch us. " LJP
"[Blah blah blah, stuff about the district court case that went against them. Blah blah blah, stuff about the temporary stay placed on the order a month later. Blah blah blah, the state is appealing...] You have recently submitted an application in which you have not provided any representation or evidence that you are a good or substantial [may issue clause, italics mine] reason to wear, carry or transport a handgun. Therefore, rather than procession your application and denying it on that basis, we are returning your application and fee to you. You have two options; you can resubmit your application and provide a good and substantial reason for your permit request and the State Police will process it as we have always done. Or you can decide that you will not apply for a permit at this time, but instead will wait for a ruling from the appellate court."
"The Martin case aside, some have noted that many prosecutors dislike Stand Your Ground. But as Reason’s Jacob Sullum has pointed out, this is unsurprising: The entire purpose of Stand Your Ground is to make it more difficult for prosecutors to obtain convictions in cases where self-defense may have occurred."
"(5) HAS COMPLETED A CERTIFIED FIREARMS SAFETY TRAINING COURSE IN PERSON APPROVED BY THE POLICE TRAINING COMMISSION BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT; "]
"This office has a legal and constitutional obligation to vigorously defend the laws of the state of Maryland," said David Paulson, a spokesman for the state Attorney General's Office.
"[Judge] Legg has granted a temporary stay of the ruling. He has requested both sides to file additional briefs before ruling on whether the stay should remain in effect throughout the appeals process.
Legg has also ordered the Maryland State Police to re-process Woollard's 2009 permit renewal application without considering the "good and substantial reason" requirement."
"This means that the... ruling cannot yet take effect. The temporary stay is designed to give Maryland and SAF time to prepare a formal argument for and against a permanent stay until the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals rules. Unfortunately Maryland is still free to use Good & Substantial Reason [may issue] during the temporary stay. It is not yet known how Maryland will interpret the temporary stay "