Yesterday, January 28, Senate Bill 231 was heard in the state Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee and is now awaiting a vote in committee. House Bill 214 was also heard yesterday and awaiting a vote in the House Judiciary Committee.
Senate Bill 231, sponsored by state Senator George Edwards (R-1), would allow bow hunters to carry a handgun for protection while hunting in Deer Management Region A. Please contact members of the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee and respectfully urge them to vote for Senate Bill 231.
House Bill 214, sponsored by Delegate Frank M. Conaway Jr. (D-40), would strengthen Maryland’s Castle Doctrine by clarifying the ability of a homeowner to protect themselves or others in their home. Please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and respectfully urge them to adopt the NRA-ILA suggested amendments and vote for House Bill 214.
Contact information for committee members is provided below.
“2A Tuesday” will be held next Tuesday, February 4. NRA-ILA, along with Maryland Shall Issue, the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, the Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association, the Maryland Licensed Firearms Dealers Association and the Western Maryland Sportsmen's Coalition, will be holding "2A Tuesday.” As a rally and lobby day, “2A Tuesday” is being held to remind anti-gun state legislators that gun owners in Maryland will not back down until all legislation infringing on their Second Amendment rights is defeated or repealed. Those present for “2A Tuesday” will be able to sit in on meetings with state legislators, listen to presentations from the major grassroots organizations, attend meet-and-greet sessions with Maryland's Second Amendment advocacy organizations, and participate in seminars on being a more effective activist.
This event will be centered at Lawyer’s Mall near the Maryland State House and the General Assembly office buildings. Updated information on “2A Tuesday” can be found here. Please check in at room 142 of the House Office Building on February 4. On the chance there is inclement weather, please contact (410) 841-3555 to receive information on an alternate location.
House Judiciary Committee:
Delegate Joseph Vallario (D-27A), Chairman
Delegate Kathleen Dumais (D-15), Vice Chairman
Delegate Curt Anderson (D-43)
Delegate Sam Arora (D-19)
Delegate Jill Carter (D-41)
Delegate Luke Clippinger (D-46)
Delegate John Cluster (R-8)
Delegate Frank Conaway (D-40)
Delegate Glen Glass (R-34A)
Delegate Michael Hough (R-3B)
Delegate Kevin Kelly (D-1B)
Delegate Susan Lee (D-16)
Delegate Susan McComas (R-35B)
Delegate Michael McDermott (R-38B)
Delegate Neil Parrott (R-2B)
Delegate Samuel Rosenberg (D-41)
Delegate Luiz Simmons (D-17)
Delegate Michael Smigiel (R-36)
Delegate Darren Swain (D-24)
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama (D-26)
Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith (D-23A)
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher (D-18)
Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee:
Senator Joan Carter Conway (D-43), Chairman
Senator Roy Dyson (D-29), Vice Chairman
Senator Joanne Benson (D-24)
Senator Bill Ferguson (D-46)
Senator J. B. Jennings (R-7)
Senator Karen Montgomery (D-14)
Senator Paul Pinsky (D-22)
Senator Edward Reilly (R-33)
Senator Jim Rosapepe (D-21)
Senator Bryan Simonaire (R-31)
Senator Ronald Young (D-3)