This is a discussion on Maryland Concealed Carry Permit within the Maryland Discussion and Firearm News forums, part of the Firearms Discussion by State category; my feelings are this"if i am in my house or anywhere on my property then i have a god given ...
my feelings are this"if i am in my house or anywhere on my property then i have a god given right to protect all my friends and familu members from any reasonable threat. also as i said before do not expect me to have open arms if you come into my house at night unannounced.
Last edited by hjc4604; 01-12-2011 at 02:03 PM. Reason: Spelling
We couldn't afford the cost of police forces large enough to have an officer on every corner or outside of every house ready and able to stop all crime before it occurs. You and you alone are responsible for making sure you are not a victim of a crime.
to trooper2trooper I am quite sure that you are well aware of the fact that most criminals dont want the general public armed for the simple reason that the individual just might fight back , not necessarily with deadly force but enough to hold them in check until the police do get there , which by the way could take anywhere from 5to 20 minutes. if you want to wait for the police to earn their pay thats just fine .
I will say again, if the cops get to you in 17 minutes, that is the equivalent of three rounds of UFC fighting. And you can't have Herb Dean stop the fight, nor do you get the two one minute rest periods durring that time. Can you survive that type of beating? Possabily from multiple atackers? Unarmed?
I answer that question by carrying a gun.
Why do I have to demonstrate in writing that there have been threats on my life in MD. Read the newspaper...
In District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to possess a firearm, unconnected to service in a militia and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes. They also enumerated several longstanding prohibitions and restrictions on firearms possession that it found were consistent with the Second Amendment. - Google Scholar
This is a direct quote from that case:"Respondent's amici report similar results in comparing the District's homicide rates during that period to that of the neighboring States of Maryland and Virginia (neither of which restricts handguns to the same degree), and to the homicide rate of the Nation as a whole. See Academics' Brief 11-17; Criminologists' Brief 6a, 8a."
In McDonald v. Chicago (2010), the Court ruled that the Second Amendment limits State and local governments to the same extent that it limits the federal government.