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Old 06-02-2013, 08:25 AM
 
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I'm shocked those opposed to the new Gun bill weren't able to get enough signatures to send it to a vote.
Sure it's a good possibility, that if it was sent to a vote the gun bill would have survived.

If the supporters were able to send it to referendum perhaps they would have been able to get public support on their side. Correct me if I'm wrong but it would have been on the ballot in 2014, so they would have had over a year to gather support.

I'm a gun owner. We have two basic handguns in our home.
I personally wasn't seeing the "threat to my 2nd amendment rights" that others were.

here is a summary of the bill from wikipedia
Gun laws in Maryland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Anyone else Happy, Surprised or Disappointed?

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Old 06-02-2013, 09:18 AM
 
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Perhaps it is because there is a good chance that the MD laws could be overturned on a constitutionality basis. That is the approach the gun rights people said they are taking anyway.
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:23 PM
 
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Yep. That's why David Keene (now former pres of NRA and resident of MD) says he and the organization will file a lawsuit against the bill. However, this won't actually happen until after the law goes into effect after 10/1.
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:23 PM
 
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I'm shocked those opposed to the new Gun bill weren't able to get enough signatures to send it to a vote.
Oi. Such misunderstanding. Every major gun group in the state opposed it. There's no way the liberal nutjobs would overturn it, and a victory at the ballot would give our legislature free rein to pass even more restrictive gun laws. Gun owners in MD are not dumb (when it comes to politics) and we know that the best chance we have of repealing this law is with the courts.
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:46 PM
 
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Oi. Such misunderstanding. Every major gun group in the state opposed it. There's no way the liberal nutjobs would overturn it, and a victory at the ballot would give our legislature free rein to pass even more restrictive gun laws. Gun owners in MD are not dumb (when it comes to politics) and we know that the best chance we have of repealing this law is with the courts.
That is what our local conservative talk radio folks say. I don't see why it wouldn't be a good idea to get it on the ballot while they also work through the courts. I was hoping for the referendum just to see how overall feeling was throughout the state
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:32 PM
 
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That is what our local conservative talk radio folks say. I don't see why it wouldn't be a good idea to get it on the ballot while they also work through the courts. I was hoping for the referendum just to see how overall feeling was throughout the state
Because it'll fail, which could affect court opinion, and a victory at the ballot will give our legislature free rein to pass a 50% tax on ammo, mandatory liability insurance and a ban on all semi-autos. Those are the next three on their agenda.
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