second amendment http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Maryland Gun Law Can Go Forward, Court says http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/maryland-gun-law-can-go-forward-court-says <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - A federal judge has refused to block implementation of Maryland&#39;s new gun control law.</p><p>U.S District Judge Catherine Blake in Baltimore on Tuesday said plaintiffs in two lawsuits failed to show that implementation would cause irreparable harm to prospective gun buyers and gun shops.</p><p>Blake refused to grant an emergency stay of the law. The plaintiffs&#39; attorneys say they would continue to seek a court order to block the measures.</p><p>Tuesday&#39;s hearing comes on the same day the law took effect.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:10:26 +0000 Don Rush 42220 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Maryland Gun Law Can Go Forward, Court says Second Lawsuit Against Maryland's New Gun Laws http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/second-lawsuit-against-marylands-new-gun-laws <p>HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - The state of Maryland faces a second challenge to a gun-control law set to take effect Tuesday.</p><p>On Friday, a collection of gun shops, firearm associations and people with pending handgun permit applications filed the complaint in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. They&#39;re challenging a provision requiring prospective buyers to submit their fingerprints to obtain a handgun qualification license.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:45:57 +0000 Don Rush 42082 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Second Lawsuit Against Maryland's New Gun Laws Court Battle Looms Over Maryland Guns Laws http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/court-battle-looms-over-maryland-guns-laws <p>HAGERSTOWN, Md (AP) &ndash; The state of Maryland is arguing its case for gun control.</p><p>The U.S. District court in Baltimore has given the attorney general&rsquo;s office until noon Monday to file its response to a lawsuit filed law week by opponents of the state&rsquo;s new gun control.</p><p>A court hearing is scheduled Tuesday, the same day the law is set to take effect.</p><p>The lawsuit says the law was passed in &ldquo;flagrant disregard&rdquo; of the gun rights guaranteed by the U.S. Construction&rsquo;s Second Amendment.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:40:47 +0000 Don Rush 42063 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Court Battle Looms Over Maryland Guns Laws Prosecutors Drop Gun Permit Charges Against Delaware Man http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/prosecutors-drop-gun-permit-charges-against-delaware-man <p>Jeremy Preston will not be facing felony charges for carrying a concealed firearm after he was stopped by police.&nbsp; His Tennessee firearm permit expired when he obtained a Delaware driver’s license.</p><p>On Monday prosecutors dropped the charges.</p><p>The 33-year old Middletown engineer called the incident a Second Amendment nightmare.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:47:01 +0000 Don Rush 37358 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Prosecutors Drop Gun Permit Charges Against Delaware Man Maryland Handgun Permit Law Constitutional http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/maryland-handgun-permit-law-constitutional <p></p><p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court says Maryland's law requiring applicants for a permit to carry a handgun to have a substantial reason is constitutional.</p><p>A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday unanimously overturned a March 2012 ruling by U.S. District Judge Benson E. Legg.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:45:12 +0000 Don Rush 31200 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Maryland Handgun Permit Law Constitutional Rep. Andy Harris Holds Townhall on 2nd Amendment http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/rep-andy-harris-holds-townhall-2nd-amendment <p></p><p>OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Maryland Rep. Andy Harris has scheduled a town hall this weekend to talk about Second Amendment rights and gun-safety issues.</p><p>The Republican congressman's office said Tuesday the town hall will be held on Saturday in Ocean City.</p><p>The congressman's office says Maryland Delegates Mike McDermott and Charles Otto also are scheduled to attend.</p><p>In Annapolis, lawmakers are considering a comprehensive gun-control measure supported by Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:45:15 +0000 Don Rush 29092 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Rep. Andy Harris Holds Townhall on 2nd Amendment