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Maryland: NRA-Supported Bill Defeated in House Committee

Monday, February 21, 2011

On Friday, February 18, the Maryland House Judiciary Committee voted 11 to 8 with one abstention for an “unfavorable” report on House Bill 91.

Sponsored by Delegate H. Wayne Norman (R-35A), HB 91 would have added firearms up to $2,000 in value to a list of items exempt from Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings in Maryland. Currently, 11 states have similar exemptions to protect firearms from bankruptcy liquidations and it is time Maryland updated its laws to adequately protect your firearms and right to self-defense.

Please contact the members who voted against this “Unfavorable” motion and thank them for standing up to protect your right to keep your family firearm during these difficult economic times.

 

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