Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Repeals Open Carry Law After Supreme Court Ruling

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After a recent Supreme Court ruling on guns, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) will repeal a Maryland open-carry law. Known as the “good and substantial reason” standard, the law gave the police in Maryland broad authority to stop anyone deemed to be openly carrying a firearm for unnecessary reasons. The repeal by the governor came after the Supreme Court ruled against a New York state law that allowed the denial of open-carry permits to citizens on many grounds. Hogan described the Maryland law as “virtually indistinguishable” from the one in New York. Hogan released a statement and said, “In lig…

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