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Maryland: Gun-Free Zone Legislation Passed Out of the Senate

Friday, March 24, 2017

Maryland: Gun-Free Zone Legislation Passed Out of the Senate

Today, the Maryland Senate passed anti-gun legislation, Senate Bill 946, by a 27-20 vote.  SB 946 will now be sent to the House where it will await committee referral.

Senate Bill 946, an anti-gun bill sponsored by Senator Smith, creates a civil citation penalty for the possession of a firearm on a college campus in Maryland.  Those with wear and carry permits do not present a threat to public safety, as they are one of the most law-abiding segments of the population.  Current law already allows each university to set its own policy regarding the carrying or possession of firearms.  This legislation is a blanket prohibition that disallows schools from using discretion on their campus. 

Thank you to those Senators who opposed Senate Bill 946.  Your NRA-ILA will continue to keep you updated when this legislation receives a committee referral.​

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