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Maryland Members! Help Stop The Assault Weapons Ban!

Tuesday, February 3, 2004

Next Tuesday, February 10th, the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 288, which proposes to BAN the possession of so-called "assault weapons" in Maryland.

This onerous bill defines an "assault weapon" as any semi-automatic firearm which possesses even ONE cosmetic feature that is deemed unacceptable by the bill’s sponsors. The bill also bans "copycat guns"- anything the state thinks resembles an "assault weapon". In addition, the bill mandates registration of any such firearms that are already in private hands by a certain date.

Your presence is needed next Tuesday to show strong opposition to this restrictive bill. Please make plans to attend the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing at 1:00 pm on February 10th, in the Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen St, Annapolis. Now is the time to show your opposition to this draconian legislation. The future of gun ownership in Maryland depends on it.

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