Woolard v. Sheridan
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Woolard v. Sheridan
Woolard v. Sheridan is a case seeking to change concealed carry from a privilege to a right in Maryland.
RAYMOND WOOLLARD SECOND AMENDMENT FOUNDATION, INC. Plaintiffs, v. TERRENCE SHERIDAN, serve: Maryland State Police DENIS GALLAGHER, SEYMOUR GOLDSTEIN, and CHARLES M. THOMAS, JR. serve: Handgun Permit Review Board Defendants.
The case number is 1:10-cv-02068 Docket filed in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
- Dec 29, 2010 Motion to dismiss the MSJ was denied.
- November 22, 2010 - Conference Memo Delayed MSJ responses until ruling on motion to dismiss.
- November 15, 2010 - Motion for Summary Judgement by Second Amendment Foundation, Inc., Raymond Woolard Responses due December 2nd.
- October 25, 2010 - REPLY IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DISMISS by Attorney General of Maryland
- October 7, 2010 - RESPONSE in Opposition to MOTION to Dismiss filed by Second Amendment Foundation, Inc., Raymond Woollard.
- September 20, 2010 - MOTION to Dismiss by Defendants: Denis Gallagher, Seymour Goldstein, Terrence Sheridan, Charles M. Thomas, Jr.
- August 9 2010 - ORDER granting Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for attorney Alan Gura on behalf of Woollard and Second Amendment Foundation
- July 29, 2010 - Complaint filed
Commentary and Analysis
- July 30, 2010 - Gun rights advocates challenge Maryland's restrictions on handgun carry permits Washington Post
- July 30, 2010 - Lawsuit challenges Md.'s handgun restrictions Associated Press
Calguns Discussion Threads
Specifically, Plaintiffs seek:
- An injunction permanently blocking the enforcement of a Maryland section of law (Md. Public Safety Code § 5-306(a)(5)(ii).) requiring that the carry permit applicant have "necessary as a reasonable precaution against apprehended danger.”
- An declaratory judgement that the Maryland State Police may not deny a permit to carry firearms on grounds that the applicant does not face a level of danger higher than that which an average person would reasonably expect to encounter.