What great testimony from a previous "insider" who now truly understands why the Maryland law for a Wear and Carry Permit must include "self defense" as a good and substantial reason for approval.
If the legislature approves this bill, Gov. Hogan will sign it. During his campaign, one of his spoken promises was to require the MSP to recognize self defense as a good and substantial reason. Seeing the bill being filed and debated, it appears that Hogan wants to involve the legislature in that change ... but if it does not, then Hogan, himself, has the ability (the Executive Authority, if you will) to direct the MSP Superintendent to include self defense as a good and substantial reason for the issuance of a Wear and Carry Permit.