Sb 281

Nicholas A.

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This is not looking good for MD. “Assault Weapons” Banned This bill dramatically expands the definition of assault weapons. It creates new classes of banned weapons: Assault Long Guns and Copycat Weapons All firearms fitting these definitions will be illegal to purchase or bring into the State after October 1, 2013. All current owners will be forced to register them or face up to 3 years in prison.
Semi-Automatic Handguns: • Assault Pistols, BANNED (no grandfathering if purchased after 1994) • Fixed magazine > 10 rounds, BANNED • Barrel Shrouds, BANNED • Threaded Barrels, BANNED • Second hand-grip, BANNED • Magazines inserted outside of the pistol grip, BANNED
Shotguns: • Any shotgun currently regulated, BANNED • Revolver-style shotgun, BANNED • Semi-Auto Shotguns BANNED if: ◦ Telescoping OR Folding stock AND ◦ Pistol grip
Semi-Automatic Centerfire Rifles: • Any rifle currently regulated, BANNED • Lengths less than 30” BANNED • Fixed magazines > 10 rounds, BANNED • Forward pistol/vertical grips, BANNED • Thumbhole stocks, BANNED • Telescoping or Folding stocks, BANNED • Grenade/Flare launchers, BANNED • Flash hiders, BANNED
10 Round Magazine Limit All detachable magazines with a round count of >10 rounds will be illegal to purchase or transfer into the State of Maryland.
Banned Weapon Regulations • Existing owners may keep their weapons, but must register their them or face up to 3 years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine. • No person under the age of 21 may own a banned weapon • If you can't own a banned weapon, you may not own ammunition for that weapon either • Existing owners will not be able to sell a banned weapon in Maryland.
Firearm Qualification License To purchase or RENT a handgun OF ANY TYPE, you must first obtain a license. This license is akin to a Firearms owners ID (FOID). What must you do to obtain this license? • $100 Non-refundable fee every 5 years • Background check, including fingerprints (you must pay the costs) • 8 hour training class (you must pay for class and ammunition) • Demonstrate “proficiency and use” (hard to do if you can't rent a gun without this license) • Total estimated costs: $385
Carry Permits • No change has been made to the Good and Substantial clause of the law, which is the current law that makes it nearly impossible to get a carry permit • In addition to that, a new 16-hour handgun training course must be completed as well.

I hope all who can show up to this will. information is on the maryland shall issue site which can be found here, Maryland Shall Issue - The Citizens Defense League of Maryland

That's a darn shame. I hope the gun rights activists work with their lawyers (or maybe the NRA) to get this declared unconstitutional. Good luck MD!
To ALL in MD call your reps and make it known that SB-281 needs to be voted down, it has made it to voting which will take place on the 19th of this month. If this goes through it not only will be extremely bad for gun owners in Maryland and make it very hard if not impossible to not only own but keep the firearms we have.
Well, it passed with a vote of 7-4 it now moves on to the senate for a final vote. There is a meeting/rally on March first we need anyone and everyone to show up, and sign up to testify. This bill needs to be voted down so there isn't a massive ban both against handguns but also long guns
think it might be time to move out of this state

Beretta is almost assuredly going to move. I hope they do. It is moronic that any State in New England, the birthplace of the United States, would forget the lessons of history. Read the effing history books about what happened at Lexington and Concord for cripes sake! Gage and his men tried to confiscate the weaponry of the colonials in Massachusetts, and got trounced. Molon Labe.

"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." - Winston Churchill

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