(Baltimore Sun) — The state of Maryland requires me to get a license to go fishing in the Patapsco River or crabbing off Booby Point or hunting at Elk Neck.

To drive a car, I am required to have a license — and the first time, I needed to pass a test to get one.

I must register with my local board of elections to vote.

But requiring me to get a license to purchase a gun is asking too much?

Requiring me to undergo a background check, provide my fingerprints and take a gun-safety course would “trample on” my Second Amendment rights?

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