It Has Begun: SCOTUS Ruling Aftershocks First Felt in Maryland

A round of applause for the absolute chads that occupy the West Virginia Attorney Generals office, please.

West Virginia just let everyone know that the NYSRPA v. Bruen decision ended the restrictive and unconstitutional “May-Issue” permitting scheme once and for all. As a result, Maryland will have to come up with some other way to harass anyone trapped there. Fortunately for us, the 2A champions over at FPC were on deck to make sure we all got to watch.

Firstly, it’s bad enough Maryland doesn’t trust their own people to carry. Secondly, they also don’t trust anyone else! Because they’re such good neighbors, West Virginia has had this one in the chamber ready to go. Less than a week after the SCOTUS ruling, they apparently just said “Send it”.

Without solid legal footing to reject reciprocity, due to the Supreme Court’s shooting down may-issue permitting schemes, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Oregon, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York are all now potentially subject to the same treatment. They have long histories of rejecting other states permits, and we are looking forward to seeing what the final net result of this far-reaching decision will be.

How will Maryland reply? How quickly will this sort of request spread? It will be interesting to see how quickly this snowballs. Hopefully other states will be reminded to respect the constitution, their citizens, and the rule of law.
Lars is one of Gat's Wordmancers, having come to the company after years of experience in biology, agriculture, management, marketing, and writing. He found the gun community through prepping, and after realizing where he was on the Dunning-Kruger scale, jumped into the self-defense community with both feet. Since then, the 80 hours of professional firearms instruction he's taken has only made him hungry for more.