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(Read the seven-page complaint here.)
“Imagine a world in which you had to go to the government and show a good and substantial reason to exercise your constitutional rights,” said one of Woollard’s lawyers. “[However] we are not arguing there shouldn't be background checks, fingerprints, mental examinations or training requirements.”
The lawsuit has surfaced in part because of two fairly recent Supreme Court rulings – District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago – which strengthened gun rights under the Second and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.
Woollard and the SAF argue that Maryland’s restrictive open-carry gun law is unconstitutional.
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