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Maryland: Tomorrow is Gun Bill Day in the House!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Maryland: Tomorrow is Gun Bill Day in the House!

Tomorrow, March 6, is the Maryland House Judiciary Committee’s Gun Bill Day.  36 different gun bills have been scheduled for a hearing and it is more important than ever for committee members to hear from you.  Further, it is important that you attend the hearings and make your voice heard.  The hearing will take place in the House Office Building on 6 Bladen St. in Annapolis, Maryland.

Among the long list of gun bills to be heard are the below extreme anti-gun measures.

House Bill 991 would ban the POSSESSION of a detachable magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition.  This legislation would ban most standard capacity magazine used in pistols and rifles popularly-used for self-defense.  HB 991 has no grandfather clause and could potentially subject tens of thousands of law-abiding Maryland gun owners to prison time or hefty fines overnight.  This legislation will do nothing to stop crime, it will only further restrict the ability of law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves.  Criminals, by definition, do not follow the law and will continue to ignore this one.

House Bill 1031 would ban the loaning of firearms between individuals by defining it as a transfer and requiring a background check for every instance where a loan occurs. 

Again, it is extremely important that you attend these hearings and make your voice heard on the numerous gun bills scheduled for consideration.  If you can’t make it, please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and urge them to oppose any new gun control measures.

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