Maryland’s “assault weapon ban” legislation is back, along with a new proposal titled “Assault Weapon Tax.” Your State Legislator needs to hear from you today!
The following bills have already been introduced:
Senate Bill 43, “Assault Weapon Ban of 2007,” sponsored by Senator Michael Lenett (D-19), would designate specified firearms, including many semi-automatics as “assault weapons,” prohibit persons from transporting, possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, or receiving a specified “assault weapon(s),” and require the Handgun Roster Board to compile and maintain a roster of prohibited specified “assault weapons;”
House Bill 441, sponsored by Representative Craig Rice (D-19), the “Assault Weapon Tax,” would impose a 10% tax on the sale of an “assault weapon;” and
House Bill 617, sponsored by the Montgomery County Delegation, would allow Montgomery County to enact specified ordinances regulating the purchase, sale, taxation, transfer, manufacture, repair, ownership, possession, and transportation of specified firearms.
Contact your State Senator and State Delegate today and urge him or her to OPPOSE SB 43, HB 441, and HB 617!
A general contact number for the Maryland General Assembly is (410) 841-3000.