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    Maryland now a real open carry state

    http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/201...-all-you-need/

    Pretty pathetic that the "gun shine" state is not. Oh well. And Tx,AR, SC.

    I'm wondering if New Jersey will beat Florida?
    “If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind? ” -Bastiat

    I don't "need" to openly carry a handgun or own an "assault weapon" any more than Rosa Parks needed a seat on the bus.

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    How do you get that MD is now an open carry state out of that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rvrctyrngr View Post
    How do you get that MD is now an open carry state out of that?
    On 8/7/12, permits will no longer be issued on a discretionary basis in MD. A MD permit allows OC.
    “If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind? ” -Bastiat

    I don't "need" to openly carry a handgun or own an "assault weapon" any more than Rosa Parks needed a seat on the bus.

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    That was my point, Zach. They've always had open carry with a license (just like we USED to have), it's just now supposedly going to be easier to get one.

    FTR, REAL OC states don't require a license to do so.
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    Regardless of the semantics, this is good news. Permits are now shall-issue rather than may-issue, this is a huge step forward for Maryland. Hopefully, this will stand up to further court challenges and the Maryland Legislature's attempts to restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    Regardless of the semantics, this is good news. Permits are now shall-issue rather than may-issue, this is a huge step forward for Maryland. Hopefully, this will stand up to further court challenges and the Maryland Legislature's attempts to restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens.
    They are still 'may issue', as the issuing authority has discretion. They just can no longer use 'lack of good reason' as a basis for denial.

    Crap ton better than it was, though, you're right.
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    but that probably has no influence on DC, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammer6 View Post
    but that probably has no influence on DC, right?
    Maryland may very well give in and become a de facto shall issue state. Either way, if decisions like this come out in places like the PDR of New Jersey or NY, then I'd say it would go to the "Supreme" Court, which would affect DC.
    “If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind? ” -Bastiat

    I don't "need" to openly carry a handgun or own an "assault weapon" any more than Rosa Parks needed a seat on the bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvrctyrngr View Post
    They are still 'may issue', as the issuing authority has discretion. They just can no longer use 'lack of good reason' as a basis for denial.
    Now they can only run a rhino instead of an elephant through that loophole.

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