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    Angry SCOTUS refuses to hear appeal of Wollard case

    SCOTUS has refused to hear the appeal of the Wollard case. MD's 'good and sufficient reason' limitation stands.

    http://www.startribune.com/politics/...227812121.html

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    I have said this before: SCOTUS will likely not take up any more 2nd amend cases for many years

    I don't need guys in robes telling me what I can and cannot do.

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    There are still 3 cases in the appellate courts. One might make it to SCOTUS.

    3CA,7CA, 9CA

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    FYI - unless the newspaper spelled the name wrong, it's "Woollard".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BB62 View Post
    FYI - unless the newspaper spelled the name wrong, it's "Woollard".
    You're correct - it is Woolard.

    I read through the briefs of the petitioner and respondent, but haven't looked at all the amicus briefs. I note with some interest that one reason the omnipotent State of Maryland doesn't think their ban on open carry of handguns, along with a near-ban on concealed carry of handguns is unconstitutional, is because open carry of long guns is legal in Maryland. At least that's what they said in their brief in opposition of granting certiorari.

    Since it appears to be the position of the State that your right to open carry a long gun means your right to carry a gun in your day to day activities in public is not infringed, I guess everyone should just start doing that. If the cops hassle you, show them a hardcopy of the "Brief of respondents..." (link) and tell them you're just doing what the State apparently expects you to do.

    Something tells me that if 10% of the population started carrying AR15s with them everywhere, they'd probably ban that too, but then poof, their goes their argument that you have a viable mode of carry.

    I know long gun open carry is off topic for most of the forum, but not for Maryland since it definitely fits this exemption in the rules:

    Exception: This rule does NOT apply to discussions about long gun carry in jurisdictions which ban handgun carry but not long gun carry and thus require long gun carry as a matter of public policy.
    I go out of my way to avoid setting foot in Maryland at all costs, but for those who don't want to move, I'm thinking carrying an AR15 is the way to go. Of course, it's Maryland, so AR15s are banned (if I remember correctly) so some non-banned but equally evil looking gun is probably the next best choice.

    This crap frustrates me and I don't even live there. I'm hoping SCOTUS denied cert just because there is a better case coming down the road and they'd rather rule on that one instead of this one. In the meantime, their denying cert on this case definitely sends a message to the anti's that what MD is doing is OK under the 2A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianB View Post
    You're correct - it is Woolard...
    No, it's Woollard. Two o's and two l's. Why couldn't he have just spelled his name the "normal" way??


    Quote Originally Posted by BrianB View Post
    ...Since it appears to be the position of the State that your right to open carry a long gun means your right to carry a gun in your day to day activities in public is not infringed, I guess everyone should just start doing that. If the cops hassle you, show them a hardcopy of the "Brief of respondents..." (link) and tell them you're just doing what the State apparently expects you to do...
    That's exactly what people should start doing. It worked in Ohio, with openly carried handguns. The question is "How strong of an RKBA organization does MD have?"


    Quote Originally Posted by BrianB View Post
    ...This crap frustrates me and I don't even live there. I'm hoping SCOTUS denied cert just because there is a better case coming down the road and they'd rather rule on that one instead of this one. In the meantime, their denying cert on this case definitely sends a message to the anti's that what MD is doing is OK under the 2A.
    You're not the only one frustrated, and I agree with your USSC analysis.
    Last edited by BB62; 10-16-2013 at 07:14 PM.

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