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Maryland: REMINDER, Ivory Ban Hearing this Wednesday

Monday, March 2, 2015

Maryland: REMINDER, Ivory Ban Hearing this Wednesday

On Wednesday, March 4, at 1:15 p.m., the Maryland House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 713.  HB 713 was introduced with the supposed intent of curbing poaching and helping to end the illegal ivory trade.  Unfortunately, HB 713 would accomplish neither of these purported objectives.  The bill would, however, harm those who have no part in these activities; firearm owners, sportsmen, hunters, recreational shooters and gun collectors who have legally purchased firearms (and knives, jewelry and other items) that have incorporated ivory features for decades. 

House Bill 713 would significantly diminish the value of legally obtained firearms containing any ivory, even if that ivory was legally purchased or is a bona fide antique.  This is even stricter than recent federal proposals to further restrict domestic sales of ivory.  If implemented, the proposed ban would make sales of legally acquired ivory and horn products a misdemeanor, with second or subsequent offenses punishable as a felony.

Please plan to attend the hearing on Wednesday and testify in opposition to this bill.  If you are not able to attend, please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and politely urge them to oppose House Bill 713.  Contact information and location for the House Judiciary Committee is provided below.

House Office Building, Room 101
6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

 

House Judiciary Committee:

Delegate Joseph F. Vallario, Jr. (D-23B), Chair
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (410)-841-3488

Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais (D-15), Vice Chair
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-841-3052

Delegate Curt Anderson (D-43)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-841-3291

Delegate Vanessa E. Atterbeary (D-13)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-841-3471

Delegate Will Campos (D-47B)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-841-3340

Delegate Jill P. Carter (D-41)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-841-3268

Delegate John W. E. Cluster, Jr. (R-8)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-841-3526

Delegate Frank M. Conaway, Jr. (D-40)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-841-3189

Delegate William Folden (R-3B)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-841-3240

Delegate Glen Glass (R-34A)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-841-3280

Delegate Jay Jalisi (D-10)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-841-3358

Delegate Trent Kittleman (R-9A)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-841-3556

Delegate Susan K. McComas (R-34B)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-841-3272

Delegate David Moon (D-20)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-841-3474

Delegate Marice Morales (D-19)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-841-3528

Delegate Neil Parrott (R-2A)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-841-3636

Delegate Deborah C. Rey (R-29B)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-841-3227

Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg (D-41)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-841-3297

Delegate William C. Smith, Jr.(D-20)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-841-3493

Delegate Charles E. Sydnor, III (D-44B)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-841-3802

Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith (D-23A)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-841-33101

Delegate Brett Wilson (R-2B)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-841-3125

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