|SD joins other states concerned over Maryland gun requirements|
|Saturday, 04 August 2012 19:17|
South Dakota is joining several other states by voicing concerns over a Maryland gun law. The state has joined in on filing a friend–of–the–court brief in a federal appeal involving gun permit requirements in the state of Maryland. Maryland currently requires that law abiding citizens must demonstrate a reason for carrying a gun in order to obtain a permit.
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the written brief supports a lower court's decision to strike down that requirement. Jackley says requiring a law abiding citizen to provide a reason for carrying a firearm infringes on the constitutional right to bear arms.