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Maryland: Three Major Anti-Gun Bills Up in Committee Tomorrow, March 11!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

On Thursday, March 11 at 1 pm, both the Maryland House Judiciary Committee and Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will be holding hearings on numerous firearm-related bills.

The following anti-gun bills will be heard in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. It is important to contact the members of the Committee listed below and respectfully urge them to OPPOSE these bills.

Senate Bill 167, sponsored by Senator Mike Lennett (D-19), would create unnecessary hurdles in an attempt to dissuade people from filing for a state-regulated firearms dealer’s license.  SB 167 would allow the Secretary of State Police to disapprove the license application if it is determined that someone whose license was previously suspended or revoked is involved.  It would also duplicates recordkeeping and other requirements that have been in place at the federal level since 1968.

Several provisions of SB 167 mirror federal law and are already illegal. Where it does not mirror federal law it imposes restrictions greater than those already in place.

Senate Bill 645, sponsored by Senator Brian Frosh (D-16), would require Marylanders to apply for and obtain a “Handgun Permit to Purchase” before obtaining a handgun in Maryland.  Click here for more information on this bill.

If passed, SB 645 would make an already cumbersome purchasing process even more complicated and subject to abuse by anti-gun bureaucrats who already think there are too many gun owners in Maryland.

The following bill will be heard in the House Judiciary Committee.  It is important to contact the members of the Committee listed below and respectfully urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 820.

House Bill 820, sponsored by Delegate Rosenberg (D-41), would require Marylanders to apply for and obtain a “Handgun Permit to Purchase” before obtaining a handgun in Maryland. HB 820 is the companion bill of SB 645.

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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 James Brochin (D-42)
(410) 841-3648, (301) 858-3648, 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3648 (toll free)
jim.brochin@senate.state.md.us

House Judiciary Committee:

Delegate Kevin Kelly (D-1B)
(410) 841-3404

Delegate J.B. Jennings (R-7)
(410) 841-3698
jb.jennings@house.state.md.us

Delegate Todd Schuler (D-8)
(410) 841-3526
todd.schuler@house.state.md.us

Delegate Kathleen Dumais (D-15)
(410) 841-3052
kathleen.dumais@house.state.md.us

Delegate Susan Lee (D-16)
(410) 841-3649
susan.lee@house.state.md.us

Delegate Luiz Simmons (D-17)
(410) 841-3037
luiz.simmons@house.state.md.us

Delegate Jeffrey Waldstreicher (D-18)
(410) 841-3130
jeff.waldstreicher@house.state.md.us     

Delegate Benjamin Kramer (D-19)
(410) 841-3485
benjamin.kramer@house.state.md.us

Delegate Benjamin Barnes (D-21)
(410) 841-3046
ben.barnes@house.state.md.us

Delegate Gerron Levi (D-23A)
(410) 841-3101
gerron.levi@house.state.md.us

Delegate Kriselda Valderrama (D-26)
(410) 841-3210
kris.valderrama@house.state.md.us

Delegate Don Dwyer Jr. (D-31)
(410) 841-3047
don.dwyer@house.state.md.us

Delegate Tony McConkey (R-33A)
(410) 841-3406
tony.mcconkey@house.state.md.us

Delegate Susan McComas (R-35B)
(410) 841-3272
susan.mccomas@house.state.md.us

Delegate Michael Smigiel Sr. (R-36)
(410) 841-3555
michael.smigiel@house.state.md.us

Delegate Frank Conaway Jr. (D-40)
(410) 841-3189
frank.conaway@house.state.md.us

Delegate Jill Carter (D-41)
(410) 841-3283
jill.carter@house.state.md.us

Delegate William Frank (R-42)
(410) 841-3793
william.frank@house.state.md.us

Delegate Curtis Anderson (D-43)
(410) 841-3291
curt.anderson@house.state.md.us

Delegate Victor Ramirez (D-47)
(410) 841-3340
victor.ramirez@house.state.md.us

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