Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Do you know the process? It might not be what you think.
Tuesday, February 19
By Allen Etzler, Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS - I was brought up around firearms. I was taught to treat them with respect, but not fear them. So, three months after turning 21, right around Christmas, I decided it was time to buy my first handgun. My stepfather, who is my lifelong firearms instructor, informed me that buying a handgun would be a long process. The most fun part of the process would be deciding what I wanted to buy. I wanted the gun for target shooting. I wanted something with inexpensive ammunition, and that was easy to operate, reliable and accurate. I also wanted something fairly affordable, because it was a Christmas present from my parents. Dec. 16: Nine days before Christmas, I walked into Hendershots Sporting …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The bill was brought on by a New York paper's decision to publish a map of pistol permit owners shortly after the Newtown, CT school shooting.
State Del. Pat McDonough wants to stop newspapers from publishing information about gun owners. City Paper reports a bill on the subject is one of three that McDonough plans to introduce in the General Assembly session that starts in January. McDonough, a Middle River Republican who represents parts of Baltimore and Harford counties, told City Paper that the gun owner bill was brought on by current events. In New York, following the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, CT, The Journal News published an online map of pistol permit holders in three counties. The map was compiled using public record requests. A blogger retaliated by posting the addresses of Journal News staffers, as CNN reported. One blogger even published the address of the …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
State sought delay in implementing ruling that declared Maryland's "good and substantial reason" requirement for a gun permit was unconstitutional.
UPDATED (4:16 p.m.)—A U.S. District Court judge has lifted a stay on a federal court ruling that declared Maryland's permitting process to wear and carry a gun unconstitutional. The order, issued by Judge Benson Everett Legg, lifts a stay sought by the state as it appeals the decision made last year. Legg's ruling, which goes into effect in 14 days, lifts the stay sought by the state after a federal court ruled that the law requiring those seeking a permit to carry a gun must have "a good or substantial reason to wear, carry, or transport a handgun, such as a finding that the permit is necessary as a reasonable precaution against apprehended danger." David Paulson, a spokesman for Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, said the ruling "is…