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Maryland Legislative Update

Friday, May 17, 2002

Lame duck Governor Parris Glendening (D) vetoed the Sunday Hunting bill. In actuality, the bill did more to extend the hunting season than it would have done for Sunday hunting, but Governor Glendening`s anti-gun/anti-hunting tunnel vision kept him from seeing the value of this legislation, given that the state has a serious deer overpopulation problem. The bill called for only one Sunday of deer hunting and in only seven counties, but it would have extended the deer hunting season from 13 days to at least 21 days.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.