Woollard case takes on a certain reality
Woollard challenges Maryland's "may issue" permit standards for most gun carrying, open or concealed. The main reason Woollard applied for the permit was a former son-in-law who had broken into his house and assaulted him, as I recall. He was granted a permit, but the government refused to renew it when it expired, since he could not sufficiently prove a continuing threat.
Last week, the former son-in-law assaulted Woollard's daughter, beat his parents with a pipe, and shot himself after a standoff with police.