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"Lost or Stolen" Bill Scheduled for Hearing in Maryland!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Senate Bill 585, introduced by State Senator Lisa Gladden (D-41) at the request of the Baltimore City Administration, would require the owner of a regulated firearm (handgun or "assault weapon") to report its loss or theft to a local law enforcement agency within 72 hours after the owner discovers the firearm is missing.  House Bill 880, sponsored by State Delegate Curt Anderson (D-43), is the companion bill in the House of Delegates.  This legislation penalizes victims of crimes by making them criminals for failing to file a report.  Such legislation has no impact on fighting real crime, only serves to slow down law-enforcement, and holds gun owners responsible for the actions of criminals.  

SB585 is scheduled for a hearing in the State Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Thursday, March 6 at 1:00 pm. 
Please contact the members of the committee and respectfully urge them to oppose this dangerous legislation.

Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee

State Senator Brian E. Frosh (D-16), Chair

(410) 841-3124, (301) 858-3124, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3124 (toll free)
brian.frosh@senate.state.md.us

 

State Senator Lisa A. Gladden (D-41), Vice Chair

(410) 841-3697, (301) 858-3697, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3697 (toll free)
lisa.gladden@senate.state.md.us

 

State Senator James Brochin (D-42)

(410) 841-3648, (301) 858-3648, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3648 (toll free)
jim.brochin@senate.state.md.us

 

State Senator Jennie M. Forehand (D-17)

(410) 841-3134, (301) 858-3134, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3134 (toll free)
jennie.forehand@senate.state.md.us

 

State Senator Larry E. Haines (R-5)

(410) 841-3683, (301) 858-3683, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3683 (toll free)
larry.haines@senate.state.md.us

 

State Senator Nancy Jacobs (R-34)

(410) 841-3158, (301) 858-3158, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3158 (toll free)
nancy.jacobs@senate.state.md.us

 

State Senator Alexander X. Mooney (R-3)

(410) 841-3575, (301) 858-3575, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3575 (toll free)
alex.mooney@senate.state.md.us

 

State Senator C. Anthony Muse (D-26)

(410) 841-3092, (301) 858-3092, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3092 (toll free)
anthony.muse@senate.state.md.us 

 

State Senator Jamie Raskin (D-20)

(410) 841-3634, (301) 858-3634, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3634 (toll free)
jamie.raskin@senate.state.md.us

 

State Senator Bryan W. Simonaire (R-31)

(410) 841-3658, (301) 858-3658, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3658 (toll free)
bryan.simonaire@senate.state.md.us

 

State Senator Norman R. Stone, Jr. (D-6)
(410) 841-3587, (301) 858-3587, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3587 (toll free)
norman.stone@senate.state.md.us

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