Hi Grand Poobah,
Thanks for that. Texas has the "castle doctrine" and its a good doctrine.
Maryland is one of those "tough gun law states". I believe they limit magazines to 20 or less capacity and forget even applying for a concealed carry permit. They have a "May issue" policy. It doesnt matter that you are not a criminal, because no one I know who ever applied for a CCW in MD ever got one. Apparently May means NO.