What Is Constitutional Provision

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Statute No political subdivision of the state may regulate in any manner, firearms or ammunition, unless otherwise allowed for in state law. The Louisiana Revised Statute Annotated § 1796 dealt with Preemption of state law. The law in part, stipulates that “No governing authority of a political subdivision shall enact after July 15, 1985, any ordinance or regulation more restrictive than state law concerning in any way the sale, purchase, possession, ownership, transfer, transportation, license, or registration of firearms, ammunition, or components of firearms or ammunition” The law continues by stating, “however, that this Section shall not apply to the levy and collection of sales and use taxes, license fees and taxes and permit fees,…show more content…
Maryland Maryland is a may issue state with a very limited or restricted issue laws. Application for a permit to carry a handgun is made to the Secretary of state police where in addition to the printed application form, a notarized letter stating the reason for applying for a permit is attached. Maryland has no constitutional provision granting the “right to bear arms.” Statute The Annotated Code of Maryland MD Code, Criminal Law, § 4-203 dealt with Wearing, carrying, or transporting handgun. There were two provisions of prohibitions under this law. Firstly, the law stipulated that “Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a person may not: wear, carry, or transport a handgun, whether concealed or open, on or about the person.” Secondly, the person may not “wear, carry, or knowingly transport a handgun, whether concealed or open, in a vehicle traveling on a road or parking lot generally used by the public, highway, waterway, or airway of the State” Massachusetts The state of Massachusetts falls within the may-issue jurisdiction category where a license authorizes the carrying of handguns, including a “large capacity handguns for all lawful purposes, subject to such restrictions relative to the possession, use or carry of handguns
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