I don't see where this has any bearing on Gun Rights outside of the home in MD.
AND...Williams bought his handgun legally from a licensed dealer in August 2007, but never applied for a permit.
As I understand the appeal, it did not ask the court to comment on the constitutionality of the MD permit requirement, rather it asked for the court to "dismiss" the state permit requirement in light of Williams' failure to acquire the permit.When asked what he had hidden in the bushes, Williams replied, "My gun." The officer then retrieved the handgun, a black Glock with 15 rounds in the magazine.
Then, I am confused by the implications of the second statement ... the man had a gun in a book bag that he had HIDDEN(?) in the bushes??? So, at some point in time, the gun was left unattended in public? IMHO, Williams demonstrated in no uncertain terms that he was unfit to carry or posses a firearm.