...a ruling issued this week by Federal Judge Benson E. Legg requiring officials to drop the "good and substantial" requirement from applications. The language requires applicants to provide a strong reason to carry a firearm.
I'm not going to hold my breath because the decision has already been appealed.

“We are, after all, talking about a civil right,” said Dave Workman, spokesman for the Second Amendment Foundation, a Bellevue, Wash.-based group that provided financial backing for the plaintiff in the lawsuit. “You should not have to explain why you want to exercise a fundamental civil right.”

The lawsuit was filed against the state in 2010 by Raymond Woollard, who received a Maryland gun permit in 2003 after an armed altercation inside his home but was denied renewal in 2009 by Maryland State Police and the state’s Handgun Permit Review Board because he could not provide documents to “verify threats beyond his residence.”