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Conceal Carry Permits See High Demand After Ruling

July 19th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Demand is surging for concealed carry permits in Maryland in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense. The Washington Post reports that Maryland State Police say they’ve received 11 times the usual number of permit applications to carry a gun. The surge comes after Governor Larry Hogan’s order to bring the state in line with the high court’s ruling on June 23. That spike includes Allegany County where a Maryland State Trooper confirmed that demand locally is on the rise.  Maryland firearms dealers have said that customers have been calling and visiting their shops in search of small, easily hidden hand guns.The surge is a concern for law enforcement…