Supreme Court Won’t Hear Arguments Against Md. Gun Law

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won’t review a decision upholding Maryland’s law requiring handgun permit applicants to demonstrate a “good and substantial reason” for carrying a weapon outside their own home or business.

The high court on Tuesday refused to hear from Raymond Woollard and the Second Amendment Foundation, Inc., who say the law violates the Second Amendment.

Woollard obtained a permit after a 2002 home invasion but was denied renewal in 2009. The Maryland law does not recognize a vague threat or general fear as an adequate reason for obtaining a permit, and state officials said Woollard failed to demonstrate any ongoing danger seven years after the home invasion.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the law, and the Supreme Court refused to review that decision.

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