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

TeachTeach Senior MemberPosts: 18,083 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!
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,083 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: 16,284 Senior Member
    Probably more like "won't issue", similar to Commiefornia.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
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