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Maryland: House Leadership Pushing “Terrorist Watchlist” Legislation

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Maryland: House Leadership Pushing “Terrorist Watchlist” Legislation

Your NRA-ILA has learned that Maryland House leadership has been pushing to pass House Bill 1000, the “Terrorist Watchlist” bill, out of committee.  It is imperative that you contact your Delegate(s) and strongly urge them to oppose HB 1000.

HB 1000 seeks to remove the right to due process of those on the “Terrorist Watchlist” when taking away their firearm rights. Individuals may be added to the watchlist without being charged or convicted of any crimes, and those on the list are never notified if, how, or why they are on the list.  There is no process in place to have your name removed from the list, and mistaken identities are common.  In every other case in which a person is deprived of their firearm rights, they are afforded a judicial proceeding. Due process of the law must be followed before depriving anyone of their Constitutional rights.

Again, it is very important that you contact your Delegate and strongly urge them to oppose HB 1000.  You can contact your Delegate(s) by clicking here or the Take Action button above.

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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.