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Thousands Oppose Governor O’Malley’s Ill-conceived Gun Bills

Posted on: February 11th, 2013

Wednesday I traveled to Annapolis to testify in opposition to SB 281, the painfully misnamed “Firearms Safety Act of 2013.” I was not alone. Media outlets counted “hundreds” but there were probably at least 5,000. According to the office of Senate Judiciary Proceedings Committee Chairman Brian Frosh, 2,444 people originally signed up to testify. Another 200 or so signed handwritten sheets to voice their opinions. Within the Miller Senate Office Building, the hearing room and two overflow rooms were closed as they reached their rated capacity. The hallways were jammed with people. Thousands of people milled about the State House courtyard outside.

I was told it was likely the largest crowd ever signed up to testify in Maryland history. They have not taken a count of supporters vs. opponents, but most opposed.

There were actually four gun-related bills slated for discussion: SB 281, SB 266, SB 420 and SB 228, but the primary focus was SB 281. Hearings began at approximately 1:00 p.m. Chairman Frosh allotted eight hours for testimony, four hours for each side.

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  • foxxybey

    Good more people need to say no to the state govenment who want gun control, remember them at election time and say nothing good about them at the present time. LIve Free or Die:

  • pysco

    Deal with O’Malley at election time, another idiot politician that don’t believe in the 2nd Amendment…….the un-America, non-Patriot needs to be replaced.

 

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