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The case was Woollard v. Gallagher and arose out of a challenge to a Maryland law in the Federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Maryland law requires a 'good and substantial reason' for a permit to carry a handgun in public.
The attorney for Peruta argued that the court should avoid deciding whether there is a right to carry a loaded handgun openly or concealed.
If not, then the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will deliver its opinion around the end of the year.