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Maryland “Assault Weapons Ban of 2007” Defeated in Committee!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Last night, March 15, the Senate Judicial Proceeding Committee deadlocked  5 to 5  on the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2007,” which means this anti-gun legislation has died in committee and will likely proceed no further this year. 

Senate Bill 43, “Assault Weapon Ban of 2007,” sponsored by Senator Michael Lenett (D-19), would have designated 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.”

 

Please call the following Senators and thank them for supporting for our Second Amendment rights:

 

Senator  James Brochin (D-42) 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3648 (toll free)

Senator Larry E. Haines (R-5) 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3683 (toll free)

Senator Alex X. Mooney (R-3) 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3575 (toll free)

Senator Bryan W. Simonaire (R-31) 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3658 (toll free)
Senator Norman R. Stone, Jr. (D-6) 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3587 (toll free)

 

Please call the following Senators and express your disappointment with them for not protecting our Second Amendment rights:

 

Senator Brian E. Frosh (D-16), Chair 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3124 (toll free)

Senator Lisa A. Gladden (D-41) 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3697 (toll free)

Senator Jennie M. Forehand (D-17) 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3134 (toll free)

Senator C. Anthony Muse (D-26) 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3092 (toll free)
Senator Jamie Raskin (D-20) 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3634 (toll free)

 

Remember, this fight is not over and gun-ban legislators will be be back next year to try again, so continue to call your State Senator and State Delegates and urge them to oppose any and all anti-Second Amendment issues!  For help identifying you State Senator or State Delegates, please click here.

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