NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- After years of work to convince Maryland legislators that the state’s failed ballistics imaging program needed to be officially ended, National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) can claim victory.
All of NSSF’s work was capped by a final push in the waning days of the legislative session last week and the bi-partisan legislation was approved by both the Senate (44-0) and the House (135-2). State Sen. Edward Reilly was the sponsor of SB 736 that repealed the provision of the law passed in 2000 that required firearms manufacturers and retailers to submit bullet casings for all handguns sold in the state.
The bill now goes to Gov. Larry Hogan, who has said he will sign it into law. Last week’s action brings to an end a decade-and-a-half-long experiment in crime lab technology that never worked but that was embraced by gun control advocates.
Under the direction of Jake McGuigan, Director, Government Relations-State Affairs, NSSF has worked diligently in Maryland to repeal this legislation accelerating the effort following the 2012 removal of a similar law from the books in New York State.
Maryland was the only remaining state with this mandate. Read more.
About NSSF The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.