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Maryland Judiciary Committee To Consider 4 Gun Bills

Friday, March 4, 2005

On March 9, the Maryland House Judiciary Committee will be considering a package of pro- an anti-gun bills. Please make plans to attend the hearings on March 9 at 1:00 p.m., in the Judiciary Committee Room of the Lowe House Office Building, 84 College Avenue in Annapolis. If you are unable to attend the hearings, please be sure to contact your State Delegate and let your voice be heard. Among the pro-gun bills being considered are HB 179, which would repeal the current law requiring that all handguns undergo "ballistic imaging" before they could be sold, and HB 1211, the "Citizens` Protection Act of 2005," which makes improvements to the state`s current discriminatory carry permit system, allowing trained, law-abiding citizens to obtain a permit to carry a firearm for personal protection. The NRA-opposed bills being heard include: HB 948, the "Maryland Assault Weapons Ban of 2005," which proposes to ban the possession of so-called "assault weapons" in Maryland, and HB 803, the "Police Officer Protection Act of 2005," which proposes to make it a crime for failing to report a lost or stolen gun within 48 hours after discovering the loss or theft. Be sure to tell your lawmakers they need to crack down on criminals who steal guns, not on law-abiding victims from whom guns are stolen.
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