Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Maryland Pro-Gun Bill to be Heard in Committee

The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 359 on Thursday, February 19 at 1:00 p.m.

HB359, introduced by State Delegates Tony McConkey (R-33A), Jill Carter (D-41), Benjamin Kramer (D-19), Susan McComas (R-35B), and Kriselda Valderrama (D-26), would allow an eligible citizen who has had a temporary or final protective order issued on their behalf to be issued a concealed handgun permit by the Secretary of State Police.

This is a step in the right direction toward ensuring that all law-abiding Marylanders can exercise the Right-to-Carry for self-defense.


Anonymous said...

Now that's bipartisan progress.

Well done, Bud.

Anonymous said...

another Pro Gun Bill

Daniel said...

This would make sense.

But I won't hold my breath.

If this bill dies, I want to know the names of all who kill it.

Chester Peake said...

Anonymous- As to

What about lines 14-16?

It seems needing "a good and substantial reason" is still required?!

As to McConkey's bill:
Since there are attempts to take guns away from those with protective orders against them, (to protect stalked/threatened women)... so what's good for the goose would literally be good for the gander. But watch those who pretend to care about women change their tune when it comes to arming them. Certainly a gun (piece) would be better protection than a useless, often ignored "piece" of paper that is a protective order.

wind river said...

And why should us normal citizens be discriminated against and denied the very same CCW for our protection?
This is not fair. It is flat out unequal protection under the law.