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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
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Topic - William C. Ferguson Iv
Responding to a court decision that could scrap the state law requiring concealed-carry permit applicants to provide "good and substantial reason" for needing firearms, a Baltimore lawmaker wants to require handgun owners to complete a training course.
After discussing and debating the state's finances behind closed doors for the past month, the Maryland General Assembly will convene Monday to start debating a revenue package during a special session.
"I think gun advocates and folks in favor of gun control should both agree that if you're going to carry a gun and it's concealed, you certainly should be trained with it beforehand," he said.
He said the bill is aimed at ensuring permit holders are responsible arms owners.