The Supreme Court will not examine Maryland's handgun permit law, leaving to stand an appeals court ruling that the state's restrictive rules for concealed-carry permits do not unconstitutionally infringe upon gun-owners' rights.Maryland is one of a few states that follows a "may issue" standard, giving officials broad latitude to deny permits to carry a gun in public. Most states operate on a "shall issue" basis, meaning officials must give out a permit if an applicant meets certain objective criteria.

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