Wednesday, August 8, 2012

AG Supports Second Amendment Ruling

Attorney General King joined the AGs of several other states in supporting an amicus brief filed to uphold a decision by a Maryland federal judge invalidating a Maryland state law which severely restricted the ability of a law abiding citizen to obtain a concealed carry permit for a handgun.  In the decision Woolard v. Sheridan, a Maryland statute requiring residents to have a 'good and substantial reason' for obtaining a concealed carry permit was struck down after the judge found that it violates the Second Amendment.

No such restriction exists in New Mexico law.  AG King believes the Second Amendment right of an honest person to bear arms should not be infringed unless there is a compelling reason for the state to take such action.

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