Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Maryland Pro-Gun Bills to be Heard Today

Two important pieces of pro-gun legislation will be heard on Tuesday, February 24 in the House Judiciary Committee.

House Bill 470 would repeal the requirement that the Secretary of State Police find that a person has a good and substantial reason to wear, carry, or transport a handgun before issuing a handgun permit. HB 470 is a bi-partisan bill that will ensure Maryland citizens are afforded the right to self-defense enjoyed by citizens in 40 other states.

House Bill 682 would require that the Secretary of State Police issue a permit to carry, wear, or transport a handgun within a reasonable time to a person who has successfully completed the Federal Flight Deck Officer Program of the Transportation Security Administration.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Does this mean that the one requirement (you need to provide evidence of recent threats and/or assaults. This information is mandatory for personal use permits and must be supported by police reports and/or notarized statements) is removed?
If true, then I am very pleased, because this is a ridiculous requirement, which implies that everyone will have a “Second Chance” after a criminal flashes a gun or knife in front of your face and “live” to talk about it.
Pennsylvania, Virginia, and many other states provide the law abiding citizen with the “First Chance" to protect themselves! It's not a requirement in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and many other states to prove that you “lived” through a dramatic experience and talked about it!
Criminals know about the Maryland laws and the difficulty it is for law abiding citizens to obtain a handgun concealed permit, and that’s why criminals are not afraid of private citizens in Maryland!