Gun Owners of America
Effort to Repeal the Maryland Gun Ban is Underway
You’re probably aware of the Orwellian gun control package that was recently signed into law in Maryland - a law consisting of registration, confiscation and outright bans of certain firearms.
(These proposals were, ironically, signed within days of the repeal of Maryland’s death penalty, thereby insuring that any future “Adam Lanzas” would be treated more leniently for shooting up a classroom of children.)
But if we can get only 18,000 signatures against the law by May 31, 2013, we will have started a process which suspends gun bans, gun registration, and gun confiscation for 17 months - and opens up the possibility that, in an “off-year,” Maryland voters will repeal it.
(1) The gun ban (Senate Bill 281) will ban large number of semi-automatic long guns, including 45 specified guns and any guns that look like them.
(2) The gun ban imposes a 10-round magazine ban, even though many firearms are made to accommodate larger magazines.
(3) The gun ban will establish a new handgun licensing requirement, which will require that you be fingerprinted like a common criminal.
(4) The gun ban will expand that list of people stripped of their Second Amendment rights - thus, leading to the confiscation of their guns. And the new law would send you to jail if you fail to realize that a gun in your collection is missing.
But, if we can get 18,000 signatures on petitions by May 31 - and 55,000 by June 30 - this unconstitutional law will be suspended until November, 2014. And we will have opened the door to a vote to repeal the law entirely.
The so-called “Free State” is among the least free states in the country. But, in an off-year, buoyed by a huge conservative turn-out fueled by the messy phase-in of ObamaCare, plus a public reversion to fingerprinting private citizens, the “impossible” might just be doable in 2014.
ACTION: Please download the petition at http://freestatepetitions.com. Circulate it for signatures among your friends and neighbors. And, if possible, make a contribution to help them get the 18,000 signatures they need by May 31.
And above all, make sure that you and your like-minded friends and family are registered to vote! You can begin the process at the above URL.