As previously reported, Marylanders are in for another 2013-style fight in Annapolis. One of the bills reported on has had its hearing date changed:
House Bill 1000, the “Terrorist Watchlist” bill, seeks to remove the right to due process of those on the “terror watchlist.” However, those on the secretive government watchlist have no idea if, when or how they were added and may have not been charged or convicted of any crime. In every other case in which a person is deprived of their firearm rights, they were afforded a judicial proceeding. Due process of the law must be followed before depriving anyone of their Constitutional rights.
House Bill 1000 is now scheduled to be heard on Friday, February 26, at 1:00 p.m. It is important that you attend this hearing and voice your strong opposition to this misguided legislation. If you are unable to attend, please contact your Delegate and politely urge him or her to oppose HB 1000 when it comes up for a vote. Contact information for your Delegate can be found here.