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By Ted Cruz
Banning speech with a constitutional amendment is playing with fire
Topic - Benson Everett Legg
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.
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.
A federal judge is considering whether to block enforcement of a recent court ruling that would relax Maryland's handgun-permit law.
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."
"A citizen may not be required to offer a 'good and substantial reason' why he should be permitted to exercise his rights," he wrote in his opinion, which was issued Monday in Baltimore. "The right's existence is all the reason he needs."
He says it isn't sufficiently tailored to the state's public safety interests.