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Big 2nd ammendment victory in Maryland

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by wireguy, Mar 5, 2012.

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  1. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    MARYLAND RULING A HUGE VICTORY'
    FOR SECOND AMENDMENT, SAYS SAF


    BELLEVUE, WA - A federal court ruling in Maryland, that the Second Amendment right to bear arms extends beyond the home and that citizens may not be required to offer a "good and substantial reason" for obtaining a concealed carry permit, is a huge victory, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.

    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 Amendments 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. Once again, SAF's attorney in this case, Alan Gura, has won an important legal victory. He was the attorney who argued the landmark Heller case, and he represented SAF in our Supreme Court victory in McDonald v. City of Chicago.

    "Equally important in Judge Legg's ruling," he added, "is that concealed carry statutes that are so discretionary in nature as to be arbitrary do not pass constitutional muster."

    "A citizen may not be required to offer a good and substantial reason' why he should be permitted to exercise his rights," Judge Legg wrote. "The right's existence is all the reason he needs."

    "Judge Legg's ruling takes a substantial step toward restoring the Second Amendment to its rightful place in the Bill of Rights, and provides gun owners with another significant victory," Gottlieb concluded. "SAF will continue winning back firearms freedoms one lawsuit at a time."



    The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation's oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control. In addition to the landmark McDonald v. Chicago Supreme Court Case, SAF has previously funded successful firearms-related suits against the cities of Los Angeles; New Haven, CT; New Orleans; Chicago and San Francisco on behalf of American gun owners, a lawsuit against the cities suing gun makers and numerous amicus briefs holding the Second Amendment as an individual right.
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks SAF!
     
  3. Bushmaster1313

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    Judge Legg gets it right:

    "At bottom, this case rests on a simple proposition: If the Government wishes to burden a right guaranteed by the Constitution, it may do so provided that it can show a satisfactory justification and a sufficiently adapted method. The showing, however, is always the Government‘s to make. A citizen may not be required to offer a "good and substantial reason"why he should be permitted to exercise his rights. The right‘s existence is all the reason he needs."

    IMHO, this is the fundamental principle that should guide all jurists when confronted with a legitimate public interest running directly counter to a protected Constitutional Liberty.
     
  4. mx2005

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    THANK YOU SAF for standing with our right .Someone should take notes we are not going to go away we will fight for the right as our for Fathers did for us as written in ink that can not be erased..
     
  5. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    Link above to the Docket is from Calguns

    Note, the attorney on this case, Alan Gura, has already one two of the big ones, Heller and McDonald. He knows how to pick his cases.
     
  6. DONNE

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    And here's how much our "representitives" know about the Constitution and the law. Read the last line. Give people the right to keep guns in their homes ?????
     
  7. Sam Ogle

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    Thanks SAF.
    The do-gooders, if unchallenged, will be the death of freedom. They may mean well, but their touchy-feely "now,now, don't be naughty" thinking is what gets innocent folks killed.
    We are Americans with the right to keep and bear arms.
    We are not mice.
    Sam Ogle, Lincoln, NE
     
  8. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Keep in mind its far from a done deal...they are absolutely appealing to keep the status quo in place...they like us being helpless sheep for the slaughter
     
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