Katie Baker
For Immediate Release

Gansler Statement on Hogan’s Decision to Drop “Good and Substantial” Standard for Wear and Carry Permits

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. – Former Attorney General Doug Gansler today issued the following statement in response to Governor Hogan’s decision to drop the requirement that applicants present a “good and substantial” reason for a wear and carry permit:

“The number one job of government is to keep people safe, and Governor Hogan has failed at that job,” said Gansler, a Moms Demand Action Gun Sense candidate who has spent 22 years prosecuting violent crime. “Governor Hogan dropped this requirement without suggesting any alternative, lesser standard that would ensure we are keeping guns out of the hands of people who should not have them. There is no other candidate in the field who has received an ‘F’ from the NRA, personally put hundreds of gun-carrying violent criminals behind bars and spearheaded legislation to get guns out of the hands of criminals. If we want to keep Marylanders safe from gun violence, we must nominate a pro-business, pro-law enforcement, moderate Democrat who can win the general election in November.”

Gansler last week held a press availability in Baltimore to call for tougher enforcement of gun laws after a police officer was dragged for two blocks by a suspect who should have been in prison on felony gun charges. His 15 year-sentence was suspended and he was released with time served.

Read more about the GanslerHollingsworth plan to make Maryland safe at safemaryland.com.


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