Major Second Amendment victory in Maryland

The U.S. District Court for Maryland ruled that the right to keep and bear arms does not end at your doorstep.

Ruling in the case of Woollard v. Sheridan – a case brought by SAF in July 2010 on behalf of Maryland resident Raymond Woollard, who was denied his carry permit renewal – the U.S. District Court for Maryland ruled that “The Court finds that the right to bear arms is not limited to the home.”

U.S. District Court Judge Benson Everett Legg noted, “In addition to self-defense, the (Second Amendment) right was also understood to allow for militia membership and hunting. To secure these rights, the Second Amendment’s protections must extend beyond the home: neither hunting nor militia training is a household activity, and ‘self-defense has to take place wherever [a] person happens to be.'”

“This is a monumentally important decision,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “The federal district court has carefully spelled out the obvious, that the Second Amendment does not stop at one’s doorstep, but protects us wherever we have a right to be.

Basically the court said that Maryland citizens don’t have to justify their desire to attain a carry permit. Unless they are disqualified, they are legal. Period. That is a very big deal.

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5 Responses to Major Second Amendment victory in Maryland

  1. RJ says:

    Good for Maryland, BTW I heard that gun sales have skyrocked again, people are worried the won will win again then all out assaults against the second amendment rights will commence.

    stock up while you can,

    remember the left wants to federally tax bullets, if they can (and they are trying to) make it a public health issue the rules could be set under the aupices of obamacare.

    BTW does everyone know that the o’care will tax your house sale at 3% starting in 2013?

  2. Jim22 says:

    Yes, stock up while you can.

    Guns will be popular as will ammunition and reloading components. We’ve seen it all before.

    I still like the ‘Buy a gun on election day’ idea. There’s time to save your nickles and dimes between now and then.

  3. Jim22 says:

    By the way, here are a couple of good buys:

    Federal XM855 5.56x45mm SS109, FMJ, 62 Grain Ammunition On Stripper Clips Packed 420 Rounds in a .30 Caliber Ammo Can 3025 FPS $149.79

    5.56x45mm Federal Lake City XM193 FMJ 55 Grain 840 Round Ammo Can On 10 Round Stripper Clips 3165 FPS $279.79

  4. Notamobster says:

    Of this decision stands it sets the precedent to change state from “may issue” to “shall issue” -and without having to explain your reasoning.

  5. RJM says:

    Anyone have a good source for bulk .308?

    I’m looking for the good stuff that can be re-loaded.