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Since when does 'good reason' apply to rights?


Date published: 3/31/2013

Since when does 'good reason' apply to rights?

Regarding "Md. gun permit law is constitutional," by Larry O'Dell [March 22]: The article states that Maryland's law requiring handgun permit applicants to demonstrate a "good and substantial reason" for carrying a weapon outside their own home or business is constitutional, a federal appeals court ruled.

There are so many flaws in this ruling I could write volumes, enumerating them without detail. These three appeals court judges are either responding to enticement or are just plain mentally challenged.

I will shine light on only one of the many flaws in the ruling. Since when does anyone have to demonstrate a "good and substantial reason" for exercising a constitutional right? That right being "the right of the people to keep and bear arms." This right is not limited by where the people may bear arms.

Charles C. Glover

Spotsylvania