Everytown Files Amicus Brief in Support of Maryland’s Public Carry Licensing System (Malpasso et al. v. Pallozzi)

February 1, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. – Everytown filed this amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, urging the federal appeals court to uphold the district court’s decision rejecting a challenge to Maryland’s system for regulating the carrying of firearms in public. Everytown’s brief refutes the primary historical arguments made by gun lobby lawyers, and explains that Maryland’s requirement that an applicant have a “good and substantial reason” to obtain a permit to carry a firearm in public is consistent with centuries of Anglo-American tradition—and thus fully constitutional under the Second Amendment.

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