Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Do you know the process? It might not be what you think.
Tuesday, February 19
By Allen Etzler, Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS - I was brought up around firearms. I was taught to treat them with respect, but not fear them. So, three months after turning 21, right around Christmas, I decided it was time to buy my first handgun. My stepfather, who is my lifelong firearms instructor, informed me that buying a handgun would be a long process. The most fun part of the process would be deciding what I wanted to buy. I wanted the gun for target shooting. I wanted something with inexpensive ammunition, and that was easy to operate, reliable and accurate. I also wanted something fairly affordable, because it was a Christmas present from my parents. Dec. 16: Nine days before Christmas, I walked into Hendershots Sporting …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
State sought delay in implementing ruling that declared Maryland's "good and substantial reason" requirement for a gun permit was unconstitutional.
UPDATED (4:16 p.m.)—A U.S. District Court judge has lifted a stay on a federal court ruling that declared Maryland's permitting process to wear and carry a gun unconstitutional. The order, issued by Judge Benson Everett Legg, lifts a stay sought by the state as it appeals the decision made last year. Legg's ruling, which goes into effect in 14 days, lifts the stay sought by the state after a federal court ruled that the law requiring those seeking a permit to carry a gun must have "a good or substantial reason to wear, carry, or transport a handgun, such as a finding that the permit is necessary as a reasonable precaution against apprehended danger." David Paulson, a spokesman for Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, said the ruling "is…
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The Prince George's County Council will vote on proposed legislation next week.
Prince George's County residents convicted of gun crimes may soon be required to register with police, reports the Washington Post. On June 5, the Prince George's County Council, with all members saying they support the measure, are expected to vote on bill that would require just that. In addition to registration, offenders would be required to regularly check in with police and submit to home visits from officers. Similar laws are already on the books in Baltimore, the District of Columbia, and New York City. Studies show that those convicted of gun crimes are likely to commit a more serious crime, and police say that the point of the registry is to provide a deterrent, and the District of Columbia claims the legislation has had an …