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The gun rights advocates who successfully challenged the District of Columbia’s gun laws are now trying to do the same thing in Maryland.

The plaintiffs filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. It claims Maryland’s restrictions on handgun carry permits violate the Second Amendment.

Plaintiff Raymond Woollard was denied a permit to carry a handgun because he could not show he had been subject to “threats occurring beyond his residence.” His attorney says Woollard shouldn’t have to show a “good and substantial reason” to carry a gun, as is required in Maryland.

The lawsuit was also filed on behalf of the Bellevue, Wash.-based Second Amendment Foundation.

A spokeswoman for Attorney General Douglas Gansler declined to comment on the filing.

Source: WTOP

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