Maryland Gun Control, SB281, Committee Vote & Floor Update

Maryland Shall Issue
Maryland Shall Issue

Maryland ––(Ammoland.com)- On Friday, 29 March 2013, the representatives on the Joint House Committee bowed to heavy pressure from Governor O'Malley and passed SB281 out of committee with limited changes.

Every Pro-2A amendment was defeated, even those that passed.

Yes, you heard me right — even the amendments that passed were defeated.

Delegate Smigiel proposed an amendment to the bill that would deny time off for good behavior to any criminal who used a firearm in the commission of a crime. The amendment passed 24-21. Chairman Vallario then called a break in the hearing.

Delegates were hustled into the back room by the Governor's whips. Moments later, the Delegates returned and the amendment was voted on for a second time. With the Chairman's vote included, the bill was defeated in a tie vote of 23-23.

The only part of the legislation that would punish those who commit gun violence was stripped from the bill and barred from further consideration.

The anti-gun representatives on the committee and the Governor's staff have shown their true colors. This bill has nothing to do with criminals. They will use any tactic within their power to restrict the rights of citizens rather than hold those who actually commit violent crimes in Maryland accountable for their actions.

SB281 is nothing more than an outright attack on the civil rights of law-abiding Maryland gun owners.

We expect SB281 to be special ordered to the House today, Monday, 1 April 2013, with voting scheduled for as early as Tuesday. It must be voted on by both the House and Senate over the next few days.

The fight is not over by any means.

We need to let them know that we will not stand down and allow them to attack our civil rights without repercussions.

We need members to be in the galleries and halls of Annapolis starting on Tuesday.

Call/Visit your Representatives in Annapolis today.

We are watching. They will have to defend their votes. We will be there and we will remember.

Maryland Shall Issue, Inc.
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Mission Statement: Maryland Shall Issue is an all volunteer, non-partisan effort dedicated to the preservation and advancement of all gunowners' rights in Maryland, with a primary goal of CCW reform to allow all law-abiding citizens the right to carry a concealed weapon; and to the education of the community to the awareness that ‘shall issue' laws have, in all cases, resulted in decreased rates of violent crime.

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joe
joe
7 years ago

BOYCOTT MARYLAND NOW

joe
joe
7 years ago

Just do as they are in new york and carry your gun anyway. They cant prosecute tens of thousands. Do not apply for the license and buy under the table. And also exile that jesuit stooge owe malley to argentina. DEFY THIS NON LAW.

D. Murphy
D. Murphy
7 years ago

Police are a reactionary force, always after the fact, liberals don’t understand that. It is the critical minutes or seconds that count before they can arrive onsite. Maryland is run by Washington liberal democrats as is northern Viriginia now.

Becker
Becker
7 years ago

And when these laws don’t take any guns away from criminals, the politicians will come for more of your guns until there are none left in the hands of anyone but criminals. The criminals are laughing their asses off at everyone. Their jobs get easier each day. Cops can’t stop them. Now when they kick in doors, no one else can either. Hope they pick a lot of gun grabbers houses to go to. They need to find out where they live, as they have the most booty and will just cower in a ball on the floor, offering zero… Read more »

Heather Cocolin
Heather Cocolin
7 years ago

Just one more thing.
The ‘intent’ laws in MD are encompassing and far reaching.
One charge with ‘intent to defraud the public’ is all it will take.
It really is that simple.
Can you imagine O’Malley, et al, running in the primaries with a political ad saying that he/they was/were arrested by his/their own citizens?!!!
This is a far reaching plan and I implore my fellow MD Citizens to take action along these lines.
This is how we nip the bud before the flower blooms!!!
My fellow Patriots, God’s Speed!!!

Heather Cocolin
Heather Cocolin
7 years ago

I apologize for the second post, but I was thinking about what I posted. We have in MD bounty hunters that can legally arrest people. All we need is law enforcement to file a charge and place a bounty, of even one penny, on these traitors and then they can be arrested. I hear all the time that we need to take charge and stop being on the defensive, well, this is it. If we can get a few thousand to show up to testify against a bill, we can easily get a few thousand to show up to affect… Read more »

Heather Cocolin
Heather Cocolin
7 years ago

You know?…For all the lawyers we in MD have at MSI, why do they not file for citizens arrests and take these traitors to task? They would be now on the defensive and look really bad, plus they would be off the floor and unable to vote due to legal entanglements. Setting up an interim Congress would then be very easy until 2014. Our founding fathers set up local Congress’s outside the King’s jurisdiction, fear is now keeping us from doing the same. Am I the only one that sees this easy path to freedom? Is there someone on this… Read more »