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Benson Everett Legg, a delightfully-classically-named US District Judge, has just issued a ruling on Maryland’s law limiting gun permits to those who had a good reason to have one.  The key quote:

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.

So, that’s a big fat UNCONSTITUTIONAL, and a happy day for the citizens of the state of Maryland.  By extension, it will be a happy day for the rest of us if this thinking spreads throughout the world of jurisprudence.  It’s why we have the U.S. Constitution in the first place.  The law was made for us, not the other way around.

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