Summary: Federal Second Amendment lawsuit that seeks to make it possible for all law-abiding people to carry a loaded handgun on their person in public self-defense in the State of Maryland, challenging the “good and substantial reason” requirement, among others, that block law-abiding people from obtaining carry licenses.
Plaintiffs: Eric Call, Christopher Mehl, Kyle Harrison, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA), and Maryland Shall Issue (MSI).
Defendants: Woodrow Jones III, in his official capacity as Secretary of State Police, Brian Frosh, in his official capacity as Attorney General of Maryland
Litigation Counsel: Nicole Moss, David Thompson, Peter Patterson, Raymond DiGuiseppe, and Adam Kraut.
Docket: D. MD case no. 1:20-cv-03304, Fourth Circuit case no. 21-1334 | CourtListener Docket
Key Events & Filings:
- 2022-9-8: Order Dismissing Case
- 2022-8-11: Order Granting Motion to Vacate and Remand
- 2022-8-3: Order Granting Motion to Suspend Briefing
- 2022-8-3: Joint Motion to Suspend Briefing
- 2022-8-3: Joint Motion to Vacate and Remand With Instructions to Dismiss as Moot
- 2022-6-24: Briefing Order
- 2021-5-10: Order Granting Motion for Abeyance
- 2021-5-7: Order Granting Motion to Suspend Briefing
- 2021-5-7: Joint Motion to Hold Appeal in Abeyance
- 2021-3-19: Order Granting Motion to Dismiss
- 2020-12-21: Plaintiffs’ Memorandum in Opposition to Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss the Complaint
- 2020-11-13: Complaint
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