Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Maryland: House Committees to Vote on SB 281 Tomorrow

Thursday, March 28, 2013

NRA-ILA has been informed that Senate Bill 281 will be voted on tomorrow, March 29, by the House Judiciary Committee and the House Health and Government Operations Committee.  Your immediate help is needed! Please plan to show up at the State House tomorrow morning by 10:00 am and pack the halls in advance of this vote.  After the floor session, please go to the House Office Building, visit your delegate or delegates and attend the voting session.  Governor Martin O’Malley is desperately using arm-twisting politics and deceptive procedural maneuvers to try and ram through this deeply flawed legislation.  Attend and encourage delegates who are standing on the side of the Second Amendment, and remind those who are crumbling under pressure that a vote in favor of O’Malley’s legislation is a vote against your civil rights.  Multiple amendments to Senate Bill 281 will be considered by members of these committees as well.  It is critical that you contact members of these committees NOW and your state Delegate(s) immediately to strongly urge them to oppose Senate Bill 281 and any amendments that would ban firearms from law-abiding citizens.

Some of the amendments offered to SB 281 are positive and would limit the number of cosmetic features that would qualify a commonly owned semi-automatic firearm as an illegal firearm under the concocted term “assault weapon,” eliminate registration of firearms and reduce the training requirements to purchase a handgun in Maryland.  However, these helpful amendments are being held up by O'Malley's deceptive tactics and political bullying.  For his own national political purposes, O’Malley is actively seeking to force amendments that would impose an outright BAN on those same semi-automatic firearms that the state legislature is ready to recognize as valuable self-defense tools.  For more information, please see NRA-ILA’s previous alert here.

This could be your last chance to stop sweeping gun control in Maryland this session.  Attend the voting session tomorrow morning and contact committee members and your state Delegate(s) NOW. 

House Judiciary Committee member contact information can be found here.

House Health and Government Operations Committee member contact information can be found here.

Contact information for your state Delegate(s) can be found here.

 

TRENDING NOW
Outback Steakhouse: No Rights, Just Rules

News  

Friday, February 9, 2018

Outback Steakhouse: No Rights, Just Rules

The word “Outback” used to conjure images of Australia’s tenacious frontier spirit; of hunters, ranchers, and other adventurers who carved out a harsh existence from an unforgiving land.

Monday, June 23, 2014

ALERT: Governor Rick Scott Makes History Signing 5 Pro-gun Bills

On, Friday, June 20, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed 5 pro-gun bills into law.  A strong supporter of the Second Amendment, Governor Rick Scott has now signed more pro-gun bills into law -- in ...

New Hampshire: Governor Sununu Signs Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Into Law!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

New Hampshire: Governor Sununu Signs Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Into Law!

Today, in a private signing ceremony, Governor Chris Sununu signed Senate Bill 12 into law.  Similar legislation had been vetoed by former Governor Maggie Hassan for two years in a row, but thanks to your active involvement, ...

What the Media Doesn’t Want You to Know: Enactment of National Reciprocity is Closer than Ever!

News  

Friday, February 2, 2018

What the Media Doesn’t Want You to Know: Enactment of National Reciprocity is Closer than Ever!

Anybody who is exposed to the so-called news media these days faces a barrage of bewildering and often outlandish claims. “Breaking news” cycles through the public eye with such frequency and speed that knowing what’s ...

Washington: Gun Bills to Be Heard Next Week

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Washington: Gun Bills to Be Heard Next Week

On February 9th, the Washington state Senate passed Senate Bill 6298 to expand the category of persons stripped of their Second Amendment rights and it is now scheduled for a hearing in the House Judiciary ...

A Promise Kept: Trump Signs Repeal of Obama-Era Social Security Gun Prohibition Rule

News  

Friday, March 3, 2017

A Promise Kept: Trump Signs Repeal of Obama-Era Social Security Gun Prohibition Rule

On Tuesday, President Donald J. Trump signed the repeal of an Obama-era Social Security Administration (SSA) rule that would have resulted in some 75,000 law-abiding beneficiaries losing their Second Amendment rights each year. 

NRA Endorses Screnock for State Supreme Court

Second Amendment  

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

NRA Endorses Screnock for State Supreme Court

The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse Judge Michael Screnock for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. 

Maryland: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee to Hear Magazine Ban This Week

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Maryland: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee to Hear Magazine Ban This Week

On Thursday, February 22, the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee is scheduled to consider four gun bills.

Gun Laws  

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Citizen's Guide To Federal Firearms Laws - Summary

A Citizen`s Guide to Federal Firearms Laws A summary of federal restrictions on the purchase, sale, possession, and transportation of firearms and ammunition. Caution: Firearm laws are subject to frequent change and court interpretation.

Ten Reasons Why States Should Reject "Assault Weapon" and "Large" Magazine Bans

News  

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Ten Reasons Why States Should Reject "Assault Weapon" and "Large" Magazine Bans

In the late 1980s, gun control groups realized that they had failed in their original goal—getting handguns banned1—and began campaigning against semi-automatic firearms they called “assault weapons,” most of which are rifles. As an anti-gun ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.