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Posted on March 28, 2013
NRA-ILA has been informed that Senate Bill 281 will be voted on tomorrow, March 29, by the House Judiciary Committee and the House Health and Government Operations Committee. Your immediate help is needed! Please plan to show up at the State House tomorrow morning by 10:00 am and pack the halls in advance of this vote. After the floor session, please go to the House Office Building, visit your delegate or delegates and attend the voting session. Governor Martin O’Malley is desperately using arm-twisting politics and deceptive procedural maneuvers to try and ram through this deeply flawed legislation. Attend and encourage delegates who are standing on the side of the Second Amendment, and remind those who are crumbling under pressure that a vote in favor of O’Malley’s legislation is a vote against your civil rights. Multiple amendments to Senate Bill 281 will be considered by members of these committees as well. It is critical that you contact members of these committees NOW and your state Delegate(s) immediately to strongly urge them to oppose Senate Bill 281 and any amendments that would ban firearms from law-abiding citizens.
Some of the amendments offered to SB 281 are positive and would limit the number of cosmetic features that would qualify a commonly owned semi-automatic firearm as an illegal firearm under the concocted term “assault weapon,” eliminate registration of firearms and reduce the training requirements to purchase a handgun in Maryland. However, these helpful amendments are being held up by O'Malley's deceptive tactics and political bullying. For his own national political purposes, O’Malley is actively seeking to force amendments that would impose an outright BAN on those same semi-automatic firearms that the state legislature is ready to recognize as valuable self-defense tools. For more information, please see NRA-ILA’s previous alert here.
This could be your last chance to stop sweeping gun control in Maryland this session. Attend the voting session tomorrow morning and contact committee members and your state Delegate(s) NOW.
House Judiciary Committee member contact information can be found here.
House Health and Government Operations Committee member contact information can be found here.
Contact information for your state Delegate(s) can be found here.
Governor Martin O'Malley, Semi-Automatic Firearms and the "Assault Weapon" Issue
Right now in Annapolis, members of the House Judiciary and Health and Government Operations Committees are listening to the testimony of the thousands of Marylanders who came to Annapolis to tell their elected officials that they do not support Governor O’Malley’s attack on their Second Amendment rights. FULL STORY
As early as tomorrow, the Maryland House of Delegates will be considering amendments to Senate Bill 281, Governor O’Malley’s extreme anti-gun legislation. One of the amendments would delegate the banning of at least 45 specific commonly owned semi-automatic firearms to the Maryland Handgun Roster Board. The Handgun Roster Board is a governmental entity made up ofappointed - not elected - officials. FULL STORY
The Maryland Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Governor's gun control legislation, Senate Bill 281, is underway and crowds of thousands of Second Amendment supporters have shown up in Annapolis to oppose this draconian gun control measure. Opponents of S.B. 281 have overwhelmed the Maryland State House and have maxed out building capacity!FULL STORY
Over the past week, thousands of Marylanders took time out of their days and off work to travel to Annapolis and tell elected officials that they oppose Governor O’Malley’s attack on their Second Amendment rights. The NRA worked with Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association (MSRPA), Maryland Shall Issue (MSI) and Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore (AGC) to coordinate testimony, plan the rally and are continuing to work tirelessly to defeat all anti-gun legislation in Annapolis this year. The strong turnout for the Second Amendment and the weak showing by the scant supporters of any gun control legislation exposes the dichotomy between Governor O’Malley’s claims and the reality – Marylanders are standing for their civil rights and rejecting gun control!FULL STORY
Emergency: Last Chance to Demand Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and Your Senator to Oppose All Aspects of SB 281FULL STORY
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