Briefs in Woollard online
Gene Hoffman of CalGuns has them online. This is the challenge to Maryland's requirement to show "good and substantial reason" in order to get a handgun carry license (open or concealed carry).
Woollard lives on a remote farm; he was burglarized and attacked there (with police taking over two hours to respond). His attacker has a long record, and lives within three miles of him, and is now out of prison. He was denied a permit since he could not prove a threat outside of his own property. As his brief states, "To decide this case, it is enough to acknowledge what has long been established in our legal system: access to fundamental rights does not turn on some official’s whim. No “good and substantial reason” is required to exercise fundamental rights."
The Buckeye amicus brief is especially persuasive.
Posted by: Jeff at October 30, 2012 12:52 PM