Hogan Directs State Police To Suspend ‘Good and Substantial Reason’ Standard For Gun Permits
Hogan Directs State Police To Suspend ‘Good and Substantial Reason’ Standard For Gun Permits

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement:

“Over the course of my administration, I have consistently supported the right of law-abiding citizens to own and carry firearms, while enacting responsible and common sense measures to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill.

“Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provision in New York law pertaining to handgun permitting that is virtually indistinguishable from Maryland law. In light of the ruling and to ensure compliance with the Constitution, I am directing the Maryland State Police to immediately suspend utilization of the ‘good and substantial reason’ standard when reviewing applications for Wear and Carry Permits. It would be unconstitutional to continue enforcing this provision in state law. There is no impact on other permitting requirements and protocols.

“Today’s action is in line with actions taken in other states in response to the recent ruling.”

The Maryland State Police Licensing Division is in the process of updating the Licensing Portal to reflect these changes. Until these updates are complete, applicants submitting a Wear and Carry Permit application are directed to select “Personal Protection / Category Not Listed Above” as their “Handgun Permit Category”. Applicants are not required to attach documents to the “PERSONAL PROTECTION DOCUMENTATION” section on the “Upload Documents” page of the Wear and Carry Permit application.

Additional information and a link to the Licensing Portal, can be found on the Maryland State Police website. Maryland State Police Licensing Division.

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  1. About time. State of Maryland was depriving the legal citizens of their rights anyway. Should never had been put on the books. Actions of the liberal dems in Annapolis

  2. Well, in light of all TFG supporters that have made going out in public unsafe, I have a good reason to carry one to protect myself from TFG supporters, insurrectionists and seditionists. Not to mention corrupt unelected supreme court justices.

      1. Big dog is so dumb that it would take a week to list all of his idiocies.
        The communists that he voted for are slowly taking his rights & freedoms away and will soon turn him into one of their slaves, but he can’t see that.
        He doesn’t believe that anyone in America should have a gun.
        He doesn’t like our Constitution or the rights that it gives us all.
        He thinks Donald Trump was dangerous and a failure.
        He is truly blind, ignorant and misinformed…

        1. As usual, you completely misstate what I have said with the exception that Donald Trump was dangerous and a failure. It is amazing that you have the gall to claim I don’t like the Constitution, yet you support an ex-President who attempted to overthrow our system of government.

          1. “It is amazing that you have the gall to claim I don’t like the Constitution…”
            No, what is amazing is that you’re a card-carrying democrat. You’ve clearly said before: “We do not need more Americans walking around with guns…” but then you say that I “have the gall to claim that you don’t like the Constitution”??? I’m sorry, son, but there is a lot of ambiguity in your words.

      2. Ah..boring and tiresome is back with the usual boring and tiresome garbage. Ping me when you have something of value to add.

  3. Most “legal citizens” have EVERY business carrying a firearm in public. Wanted to correct previous post…..

        1. I mean heck you won’t even come out from behind your phone so of course you’re gonna post a comment like that, you’re afraid of everything! I bet my 2 year old niece would take you down

  4. “CCWAM says: July 7, 2022 at 9:52 am “It is amazing that you have the gall to claim I don’t like the Constitution…” No, what is amazing is that you’re a card-carrying democrat. You’ve clearly said before: “We do not need more Americans walking around with guns…” but then you say that I “have the gall to claim that you don’t like the Constitution”??? I’m sorry, son, but there is a lot of ambiguity in your words.” And I am clearly stating again that the last thing this country needs is more people walking around with guns. There is no ambiguity in my words. There never has been. You just can’t comprehend what I am saying because the only thing you hold dear is your hatred for this country. Oh and I am a “card carrying? Republican.

    1. And …my stating that we don’t need more Americans walking around armed is a damned sight different that your claim that I stated “NO Americans should own guns” because that is a outright lie. Again, there is no ambiguity in what I have said. You, however, are flat out lying.

      1. Save it son! We’ve all seen your points of view and the prosecutors have rested. You CANNOT call us un-American while claiming that we should not be allowed to freely carry! (And you’ve said there was no ambiguity in your comments)?
        You’re also a Trump hater who totally ignores all of his positive accomplishments over his 4 year term. Now look at what we have in our White House and you’re silent about him!???
        You’ve said that you’re a Republican but all I hear from you is criticism of our rights and freedoms. Until you learn from reality instead of your alphabet news stations, maybe you should comment less.

        1. I note that you do not address the fact that you were flat out lying about what I said. You blindly continue to support a man who attempted to overthrow the US govt. So yes I can and will call you ANTI-American (not “UN-American). As I have stated before and will continue to state, Trump was a disaster for this country. I have criticized Biden…in my opinion he was the wrong Democrat for the job but in November, he was the only choice. Trump was incompetent. Its funny you claim I want to trample YOUR rights and freedoms when you profess blind loyalty to a man who attempted to overthrow our govt.

          1. Damn right! The United States government needs to be overthrown! It’s full of corrupt crooked politicians! So yes I’m all for another attempt! Unlike yourself I’m not a coward!

          2. You are the most anti American I have ever come across in my entire life! You’re a coward, hypocrite, and a liar! You run and tell on myself when I throw it back in your face!
            Guarantee you’ll start telling on everyone in these threads when they throw your garbage right back in your face won’t you coward?

          3. Trump was NOT a disaster for this country! That’s YOUR opinion and it’s INCORRECT!

            Do you have a retirement? My guess is no because if you did you would clearly see why Biden is the worst president in us history
            Do you buy gas? Obviously you do not
            Do you buy groceries? Obviously you do not
            YOU voted for Biden so there for YOU are responsible for this garbage that’s occurring right now in this country…..weep in it

      2. You lie about literally everything you hypocrite! Get out of here with that garbage
        Anti American you call us? You’re the one that said that the flag shouldn’t be lowered in honor of the children of Texas! Get out of here with your anti American bs!

        1. You are also lying about what I said. However, given your obvious intellectual deficiencies, I am not sure you would know the difference.

          1. I am in NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM LYING ABOUT THAT I have printed out what you said and put it up in numerous public locations for everyone to see! YOU ARE A LYING PIECE OF GARBAGE

          2. I literally cannot believe you would try and say that I am lying about what YOU SAID

            I have proof of what you said you lying piece of garbage! God I would love to find out who you are and shove your comments down that excuse of a head you have

  5. “Big dog is DUMB says: July 9, 2022 at 7:02 am Damn right! The United States government needs to be overthrown! It’s full of corrupt crooked politicians! So yes I’m all for another attempt! Unlike yourself I’m not a coward!” Hey DUMMY, advocating for the violent overthrow of the US govt is the act of a traitor. Thank you for confirming that you are an Anti-American. You can go away now.

    1. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 thanks for the laughs coward!

      1. And everyone will note that you did not even make an attempt to deny that you harbor traitorous intentions towards the United States of America and that you are a raging Anti-American. As I said, it is time for you to go away now.

          1. I figured you got banned again. What reply did you type up, traitor, that got you banned AGAIN? Oh…and NO I didn’t say anything. I just let you type away and create your own problems.

  6. “Big dog is DUMB”; please seek medical attention, go do something with your life or go get laid. You clearly need help of some sort.

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