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City To Repeal Concealed Weapon Ordinance

April 25th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland mayor and City Council is planning to repeal an ordinance against carrying concealed weapons since the state of Maryland already has laws that govern the practice. Michael Cohen, city attorney, at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the city council, said that according to Maryland law, any person who wishes to carry a weapon concealed must first apply for a permit with the secretary of state police. Without applying and being subjected to the state’s restrictions, guidelines and background verifications, it is not permissible to carry a concealed weapon under Maryland law. Cohen said the ordinance was duplicative and in conflict with state law…

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