"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."
- Judge Benson Everett Legg - USDC (pdf warning)
"The right's existence is all the reason he needs." Damn straight. This is something us freedom loving gunnies have been saying for years.
Given that MD just got bitchslapped here I can't help but hope that Delaware is next. We are one of only a handful of states who still have discretionary "may issue" permits. Sure, we're not like Maryland where the standard practice is to deny all permit applications, but we still have faceless bureaucrats who can deny a person a permit for whatever reason they see fit.
H/T to John Richardson
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Quote of the day - Maryland CCW
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I know you were working on your application for DE. Perhaps if they deny you, you'll be the next Woollard.
Now...the question is whether or not I should gather the application, finger prints, and photos, and drop it off at the MSP before a stay would be issued. If nothing else, at least get into the queue.
I think this will cross State Lines. When this gets to SCOTUS (and it has to, because this goes to the Heart of the LibProg Mindset), even if they say only Maryland loses, you know that the Precedent will be set to go after Illinois, New York, Jersey, et.al. But something tells me that SCOTUS will set up a National Ruling.
OOOOH NY too, por favor!
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