My dad lives in Maryland and supports gun ownership. But he thinks Maryland doesn't infringe on the right to bear arms because he thinks he can go get a permit to carry at his discretion down there. I told him he is nuts, and unless you have a letter from God you will not be issued a permit in MD, even if you aren't a criminal. He told me I was wrong and asked how I know that they won't issue a permit, have I ever tried to get one? I asked him to Google it and he refused to look at anything other then legal or state websites that state the laws needed to get a permit like no criminal background etc... but because it is a may issue state it says nothing about denying countless people because they don't have a "valid" reason. How do I get my father who is very conservative and smart to understand that Maryland will not issue him a permit if he tried.