Maryland Shall Issue – Week 2 Legislative Update

Maryland Capitol Building
Maryland Capitol Building
Maryland Shall Issue (MSI)
Maryland Shall Issue (MSI)

Maryland -(AmmoLand.com)- After almost 30” of snow, I hope this end of the 2nd week update finds everyone OK and well.

The second week saw six more firearms related bills submitted, one in the House and five in the Senate, for a total of nine bills so far, with none of the bills needing to be defended against.

For an updated list of the bills please see thread here: http://www.vcdl.org/webapps/vcdl/2017leg.html .

We continued to have meetings with Senators and Delegates this past week to work on potential bills and work on plans for potential bad bills that may appear. We have been asked our input on several bills from Delegates and Senators from the other side, wanting both clarification and input on how bills could be tailored to not infringe on lawful firearms owners, while making it more difficult for prohibited persons to obtain firearms. Some discussions even covered how to perhaps get local prosecutors to actually enforce the laws at hand as opposed to plea bargaining them away.

We continue to push for more coordination with regards to bills being submitted, with the idea of elected officials that have bills that cover the same issue to combine efforts and make a stronger bill.

We are a little over one week from 2A Tuesday on February 2, 2016. Please come out to the rally and then go see your respective Delegates and Senators. If you are unsure of who your elected officials are, follow this link: http://mdelect.net and enter your address to find out. If you are unsure how to do that, please come early and we will have a session on how to become a citizen lobbyist, before the rally. For updates and schedule, please check out www.2ATuesday.org.

As always, if you have any questions about the various bills or how to contact your elected officials, please reach out to us at [email protected]

Until next week, be safe.

Dan Blasberg
President
Maryland Shall Issue
http://www.vcdl.org/webapps/vcdl/2017leg.html

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. http://www.vcdl.org/webapps/vcdl/2017leg.html.

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