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    Marylanders hoping to apply for a concealed-carry handgun permit without providing a "good and substantial reason" will have to wait until a federal court can decide this fall whether the state's law is unconstitutional.

  • Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (Associated Press)

    Maryland gun permit law struck

    A federal judge has ordered Maryland officials to stop enforcing a law barring state residents from receiving concealed-carry handgun permits unless they provide a "good and substantial reason" to carry their weapons in public.

  • Appeal of voided Md. gun-permit law awaits ruling

    A federal judge is considering whether to block enforcement of a recent court ruling that would relax Maryland's handgun-permit law.

  • Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, Maryland Republican: "Law-abiding Americans should not have to prove to governments that they have a need to own and use a gun to defend themselves and their family members." (Associated Press)

    Maryland's 'good reason' gun law voided

    A federal judge has struck down a Maryland law barring residents from receiving handgun permits unless they have a "good and substantial reason," in an opinion that gun rights advocates celebrated Monday as a "monumentally important decision."

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