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Posted on January 22, 2013
Governor Martin O’Malley has made targeting the rights of law-abiding gun owners a legislative priority this session, and his proposals could soon be considered, pass and become law. His anti-gun legislation has been introduced as Senate Bill 281, an attack on our Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage in Maryland. This bill has been referred to the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, but at this time has not been scheduled for a hearing. Senate Bill 281 is expected to move very quickly through the legislative process, so it is imperative that you contact committee members and your own state Senator IMMEDIATELY and urge them to oppose this legislation!
Senate Bill 281 represents simple politics and presents no viable solutions to prevent violent crime. These anti-gun proposals have been tried in the past as an easy “solution” - and have been proven resounding failures across the country. Criminals simply do not obey gun bans, register their firearms or comply with any gun control schemes. As a result, only law-abiding citizens will obey the law and be left defenseless. The following misguided policies can be found in Senate Bill 281:
Senate Bill 281 clearly overreaches and misses the mark. It will do nothing to stop crime and will only penalize the law-abiding. One thing is for certain: Anti-gun politicians are attacking your rights as an easy target because they will not focus on real solutions for the criminal acts of violence. The NRA-ILA will continue to send updates on this matter as details become available to us. It is of the utmost importance that you act NOW to stop all attempts to ban firearms and enact more ineffective and onerous gun control laws. This bill is expected to move very quickly through the legislative process, so it is imperative that you contact members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and your own state senator IMMEDIATELY and urge them to oppose this legislation!
Contact information for your state senator can be found by clicking here.
Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Members:
Senator Brian E. Frosh, Chairman (D-16)
Senator Lisa A. Gladden, Vice Chairman (D-41)
Senator James Brochin (D-42)
Senator Joseph M. Getty (R-5)
Senator Jennie M. Forehand (D-17)
Senator Nancy Jacobs (R-34)
Senator C. Anthony Muse (D-26)
Senator Jamie Raskin (D-20)
Senator Christopher B. Shank (R-2)
Senator Norman R. Stone Jr. (D-6)
Senator Bobby A. Zirkin (D-11)
Semi-Automatic Firearms and the "Assault Weapon" Issue, licensing and registration
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