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Maryland lawmakers look at gun laws after concealed carry overturn

February 22nd, 2023 by WCBC Radio

In the wake of a Supreme Court decision overturning part of Maryland's concealed carry law, lawmakers in Annapolis are back to the drawing board in rewriting the law. WBAL reports the measure attempts to put limits on concealed carry, including limiting permits to people 21 and over, and barring those on probation from receiving a permit. The measure would also double the fees for a concealed carry permit, which some second amendment groups argue is unconstitutional.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Luke Clippinger said it cost the state $20 million to process all of the concealed carry applications last year. He added the state did not recover the costs through the current fees.