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Supreme Court asked to void gun permit requirement

Friday - 7/12/2013, 12:38pm  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) -- A gun rights group is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down part of Maryland's handgun permit law.

The Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/12pmYmC ) that the Second Amendment Foundation petitioned the court this week, saying the requirement that applicants state a "good and substantial reason" to carry a firearm violates the right to keep and bear arms. The Bellevue, Wash.-based group says a constitutional right should not require a special dispensation from police and the too-vague standard allows broad discretion to reject a request.

Attorney General Douglas Gansler says he will oppose the request for review.

The group sued on behalf of Raymond Woollard of Hampstead. In March, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a judge's ruling that the law violated the Second Amendment.

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Information from: The Daily Record of Baltimore, http://www.mddailyrecord.com


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