8-20-10: Gun Rights in Maryland
This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court followed up its 2008 ruling on Washington, D.C.’s gun law – its ruling that gun ownership is an individual right – with another far-reaching decision overturning Chicago’s gun law. In that June ruling, the Supreme Court decided that states and cities must recognize a citizen’s right to own a gun.
In the wake of these Second Amendment cases, a challenge to Maryland’s gun laws has materialized. Three weeks ago, the Second Amendment Foundation filed suit, arguing the state had no right to refuse to renew the concealed-carry permit of a Baltimore County resident.
For an outside perspective we turn to Professor Mark Graber, associate dean of the University of Maryland School of Law and professor of law and government.
UPDATE: This segment is generating lots of interesting discussion at mdshooters.com. It’s worth a look.