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The is a vague question. If your referring to the requirements to obtain one, your state police website should have that information.
 

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Don't hesitate to join Maryland Shall Issue,
Rookie.

Currently, we are a may issue state but there is an appeals going on right now. You can find more information on the website.
 

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Have good friend that is retired Baltimore cop. Word is, unless you are a LEO, or can show an occupational need or are a political hack, it ain't gonna happen.
 

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Have good friend that is retired Baltimore cop. Word is, unless you are a LEO, or can show an occupational need or are a political hack, it ain't gonna happen.
The good and substantial was considered unconstitutional and the stay has been lifted recently.

Maryland Shall Issue has more information on this recent appeal :)
It is really good news for us.
 

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The good and substantial was considered unconstitutional and the stay has been lifted recently.

Maryland Shall Issue has more information on this recent appeal :)
It is really good news for us.
As a former long time Marylandistander, All I can say is-don't hold your breath.
As long as the dc beltway/balmer politicos are in control, you will never have your rights bestowed back upon you. And regardless of party affiliation currently in control, I can't see a change in my lifetime.
I hate having to visit there.
 

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I work in md, live elsewhere, and recently got my hands on the "new" applications. Apart from the standard fare (completing the training course, paying fees) the application is 13 pages, requires (among other things) two notarized sections, digital fingerprints, and three references.

That being said, It's still up in the air. Last I heard (and it's probably changed) apps could be filed August 8, 2012.

The trick MD has adopted recently to disarm its citizens is to send letters to CCW carriers. A family friend of mine, a retired NYC cop, was recently told via letter that "since [he] hadn't been involved in any incidents or needed to defend himself since requesting [his] permit, the state was deeming it unnecessary."
And as such they refused to renew his permit.

I say the only hope for MD is if they pass the national Reciprocity bit that's been gaining steam, at least then neighboring states can carry while in MD...
 

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Zoey- I wish my bothers and sisters in MD the best of luck in dealing with the idiots in Annapolis. Cannot help but wonder if there is something in the water that causes that- because the good folks at St Mary's, Laplata, Aberdeen and Hancock sure do not act like the politicians in the state house.
 

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The socialist republic of Maryland continues to promote its leftist agenda. With the state being run with a Democrat Governor and both houses of the legislature Democrat the atmosphere is not conducive to bowing to the Constitution. The Honorable Justice Legg has ruled that the State requirement for a just and substantial reason to carry arms is illegal because the right to bear arms is an inalienable right under the constitution and cannot be qualified is not good enough for our leaders. The state has sought and was granted a stay with the fourth district court until it can present its case as to why they need to restrict our god given right to bear arms.
 

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Well today it turns out the 4th district court put a stay on issuing permits until the trial can be resolved some time in October. Im told Marylanders will hear something "early 2013"

Another decisive blow to stifle defensive rights.
Funny I don't see the ACLU protesting on our behalf...
 

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My ears are turning red just reading this thread....
 

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The best I'm hoping for is the idea of (I think the name was) nationally recognized reciprocity. (as in my WV permit is valid in all other states that issue permits) because then MD would be obligated to permit me to carry.

But I think the problem is we address this as a GUN issue. People hear arguments for CCW, to the unfamiliar (or people with little to no experience with guns) it sounds like "you can't take my guns! I should be allowed to start a gunfight anytime I see 'bad guys'!"

We need to reshape it as a RIGHTS issue.
"why is it that the state of MD would rather I be a victim, than leave my personal safety in my own hands?"

My approach to people who have no opinion or are against defensive rights is this:

"Do you have a fire extinguisher?"
"yes"
"well why would you ever need one? You're house isn't on fire."
"well there could be a fire."
"so? Doesn't your city have a fire company? Why can't they handle it?"
"because fires get out of hand quickly...my house could burn down while I'm waiting."
"so? you could make things worse by interfering. You don't have the same training a fireman has. It's safer just to let them handle it."

See how stupid the Anti-defensive rights argument sounds now?
 
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