As we have reported, the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee heard Senate Bill 449 on Wednesday, February 20. No vote was taken, but there was a discussion by the Committee regarding the bill. A vote has not been scheduled.
Introduced by State Senators E. J. Pipkin (R-36) and David Brinkley (R-4), SB449 would restore the right of self-defense in Maryland and eliminate the requirement that a victim retreat from a violent attacker. This “Castle Doctrine” legislation is vital to protecting law-abiding citizens from being criminally prosecuted for protecting themselves or their family.
Thanks to NRA members for contacting the members of the committee on this important legislation. Please continue checking your email and www.NRAILA.org for any updates on SB449 and other Second Amendment related issues.