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Maryland “Lost or Stolen” Bill Scheduled for Hearing!

Friday, March 7, 2008

House Bill 880, authored by State Delegate Curt Anderson (D-43) 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.  HB880 is the companion bill to Senate Bill 585.  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.  

HB 880 is scheduled for a hearing in the State House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, March 11 at 1:00 p.m.  Please contact the members of the committee and respectfully urge them to oppose this dangerous legislation.

House Judiciary Committee:

State Delegate Joseph F. Vallario, Jr. (D-27A), Chair
(410) 841-3488, (301) 858-3488, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3488 (toll free)
joseph.vallario@house.state.md.us

State Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg (D-41), Vice Chair
(410) 841-3297, (301) 858-3297, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3297 (toll free)
samuel.rosenberg@house.state.md.us

State Delegate Curt Anderson (D-43)
(410) 841-3291, (301) 858-3291, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3291 (toll free)
curt.anderson@house.state.md.us

State Delegate Ben Barnes (D-21)
(410) 841-3046, (301) 858-3046, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3046 (toll free)
ben.barnes@house.state.md.us

State Delegate Jill P. Carter (D-41)
(410) 841-3283, (301) 858-3283, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3283 (toll free)
jill.carter@house.state.md.us

State Delegate Frank M. Conaway, Jr. (D-40)
(410) 841-3189, (301) 858-3189, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3189 (toll free)
frank.conaway@house.state.md.us

State Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais (D-15)
(410) 841-3052, (301) 858-3052, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3052 (toll free)
kathleen.dumais@house.state.md.us

State Delegate Donald H. Dwyer, Jr. (R-31)
(410) 841-3047, (301) 858-3047, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3047 (toll free)
don.dwyer@house.state.md.us

State Delegate William J. Frank (R-42)
(410) 841-3793, (301) 858-3793, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3793 (toll free)
william.frank@house.state.md.us

State Delegate Kevin Kelly (D-1B)
(410) 841-3404, (301) 858-3404, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3404 (toll free)

State Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer (D-19)
(410) 841-3485, (301) 858-3485, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3485 (toll free)
benjamin.kramer@house.state.md.us

State Delegate Susan C. Lee (D-16)
(410) 841-3649, (301) 858-3649, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3649 (toll free)
susan.lee@house.state.md.us

State Delegate Gerron S. Levi (D-23A)
(410) 841-3101, (301) 858-3101, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3101 (toll free)
gerron.levi@house.state.md.us

State Delegate Susan K. McComas (R-35B)
(410) 841-3272, (301) 858-3272, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3272 (toll free)
susan.mccomas@house.state.md.us

State Delegate Tony McConkey (R-33A)
(410) 841-3406, (301) 858-3406, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3406 (toll free)
tony.mcconkey@house.state.md.us

State Delegate Victor R. Ramirez (D-47)
(410) 841-3340, (301) 858-3340, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3340 (toll free)
victor.ramirez@house.state.md.us

State Delegate Todd Schuler (D-8)
(410) 841-3526, (301) 848-3526, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3526 (toll free)
todd.schuler@house.state.md.us

State Delegate Christopher B. Shank (R-2B)
(410) 841-3636, (301) 858-3636, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3636 (toll free)
christopher.shank@house.state.md.us

State Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons (D-17)
(410) 841-3037, (301) 858-3037, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3037 (toll free)
luiz.simmons@house.state.md.us

State Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr. (R-36)
(410) 841-3555, (301) 858-3555, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3555 (toll free)
michael.smigiel@house.state.md.us

State Delegate Kriselda Valderrama (D-26)
(410) 841-3210, (301) 858-3210, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3210 (toll free)
kris.valderrama@house.state.md.us

State Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher (D-18)
(410) 841-3130, (301) 858-3130, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3130 (toll free)
jeff.waldstreicher@house.state.md.us
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