8-20-10: Gun Rights in Maryland

August 20, 2010 at 7:59 am 1 comment

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.

We talk with Kathryn Rowe, an assistant to the Maryland Attorney General and part of the state’s defense team, and Alan Gura, counsel for the Second Amendment Foundation.

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.

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