Tag: second amendment

City Council Passes Bill to Allow Stun Guns

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A Taser, via Wikimedia Commons

A measure passed by the City Council last night would afford Baltimore residents a new form of electrically charged protection.

Hunters Protest New Gun Control Measures

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Photo via marylandreporter.com
Photo via marylandreporter.com

Capital News Service – Deer season may be over in Maryland, but lobbying season is well underway in Annapolis.

Hunters and gun enthusiasts held signs last week around the State House, protesting two bills that were debated in the House of Delegates Judiciary Committee Friday.

Anti-Gun Violence Campaign Gives Maryland an A-

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The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence just handed out their annual scorecard, and Maryland received an A-, putting it fourth in the nation behind California, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

The grade is the result of recent gun-control legislation in the state that placed a ban on several assault-style weapons and instituted a policy of fingerprinting all gun buyers.

Is O’Malley’s Handgun Proposal Basically a Poll Tax?

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The Baltimore Sun reports that Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gun proposal “would make the state more than twice as much as it would cost to administer the program.” How? Under the plan, anyone wishing to own a handgun would need to pay a $100 licensing fee, which would cover the costs of the expanded background check, the eight-hour training course, and processing the fingerprints twice over.

It’s About to Get a Lot Easier to Get a Concealed Carry License in Maryland

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Just as the national conversation has once again turned to gun control in the aftermath of the tragic Aurora, Colorado shooting, Federal District Judge Benson E. Legg has struck down an obstacle to obtaining a concealed carry license in Maryland. Starting August 7, no longer will concealed carry applicants need to demonstrate a “good and substantial reason” to carry a gun, transforming Maryland from a “may issue” state to a “shall issue” one. The second amendment will be all the reason you need.

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