Maryland- - - - -free fire zone for the bad guys!

TeachTeach Senior MemberPosts: 18,141 Senior Member

It's hard to gen up much sympathy for the victims of the latest shooting, considering the restrictions on self defense they have chosen to impose on themselves:

Check out the hoops those people have to jump through just to be able to defend themselves (Copy/paste from the state CCW website)

Wear and Carry Permits may be issued to any adult (18 years of age or over) who meets the following criteria:

  1. An applicant between 18 and 21 years of age may only be issued a wear and carry permit to possess a regulated firearm required for employment. - P.S. 5-133 (d)(2)(v)
  2. Has not been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor for which a sentence of imprisonment for more than one year has been imposed; or convicted of a criminal offense for which you could have been sentenced to more than 2 years incarceration.
  3. Has not been convicted of a crime involving the possession, use, or distribution of a controlled dangerous substance;
  4. Is not presently an alcoholic, addict, or habitual user of a controlled dangerous substance unless under legitimate medical direction;
  5. Based on an investigation, has not exhibited a propensity for violence or instability that may reasonably render the person’s possession of a handgun a danger to the person or others;
  6. Has a good and substantial reason​ to wear, carry, or transport a handgun, such as finding that the permit is necessary as a reasonable precaution against danger.
  7. As of October 1, 2013, has successfully completed the Maryland State Police approved firearms training course within 2 year prior to submitting the original or renewal application.
Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite

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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,141 Senior Member
    Check out item #6- - - - -isn't that commonly called a "may issue"  clause?  Also known as "People who aren't politically connected need not apply!"
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 18,037 Senior Member
    Probably more like "won't issue", similar to Commiefornia.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 1,452 Senior Member
    Very similar to Kaliforniastan except you don't need liability ins.
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,372 Senior Member
    Captain of the football team? President of Science Club?
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Maryland is indeed  "May Issue"   discretionary.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • Vic's ViewpointVic's Viewpoint Senior Member Posts: 1,106 Senior Member
    Teach said:
    Check out item #6- - - - -isn't that commonly called a "may issue"  clause?  Also known as "People who aren't politically connected need not apply!"

    Teach and Zorba are both correct!  As a longtime resident of Maryland, I can personally attest to the fact that unless you have a MD-regulated business involving the routine transportation of cash (parking lot, barber shop, etc), you can forget about wear and carry.  "Self-Defense" is specifically prohibited as a reason for licensure.  Hateful place;  trust me.  And if you do shoot someone, no matter the justification, be prepared for a harsh and expensive civics lesson.
    Member formerly known as "vlafrank."
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