Maryland Concealed Gun Carry Law Could Be Loosened

Jul 26, 2012

Marylanders will be able to legally carry a concealed loaded gun after August 7th without having to show a good and substantial reason for doing so.

That’s the date set by Federal Judge Benson Legg, who required officials to get rid of that requirement on applications.

Maryland State Attorney General Doug Gansler has filed an appeal in federal court to vacate the ruling.

There are 12-thousand Maryland residents who have such permits.

In Wicomico, County Sheriff Mike Lewis said he hopes the judge’s decision stands and told the Salisbury Daily Times that he does not believe the Maryland resident should have to prove why they want to carry a concealed weapon.