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.