Gun owners in Maryland say they're targeted by cops making traffic stops

Gun owners in Maryland say they're targeted by cops making traffic stops
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Maryland has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation and does not recognize handgun permits issued by other states. Recently, stories of out-of-state gun owners who say they have been unjustly targeted by the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) for minor traffic violations because they have concealed weapons permits are mounting, The Washington Times reports.

The Times recounts the example of Florida-resident John Filippidis, who was stopped last year on Christmas Eve while driving south on Interstate 95 through Maryland. His children and wife were separated in the back seats of different police cruisers while the officers searched Filippidis' vehicle for his handgun, which was left locked-up in Florida.

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