Gun-control bills pass Maryland House of Delegates

Baltimore Sun – by Erin Cox

With little debate, the Maryland House of Delegates on Thursday passed three gun control bills that expand the state’s assault weapons ban and creates ways to seize guns from dangerous people.

The chamber approved, 128-7, a ban on “bump stocks” and other devices that can turn a semi-automatic gun into a rapid fire one. Those after-market devices were used by the shooter in last year’s massacre that killed 58 at a Las Vegas concert.  

House Minority Leader Nic Kipke, quoting the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, said there are limits to the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Adding bump stocks to the state’s existing assault weapons ban, he said, was “common sense” since the state and federal government already bans fully automatic weapons.

“This bill makes sense to me. But I don’t think it’s going to make us much safer,” said Kipke, an Anne Arundel County Republican with an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association. He urged his colleagues to pass other laws that give tougher sentences to repeat violent offenders.

The Maryland Senate is scheduled to consider the ban Friday.

The House also passed, 116-17, a so-called “red flag law” that would allow a judge to order gun owners to temporarily surrender their firearms if they’re deemed a threat to themselves or others.

Advocates say such a law may have prevented last month’s shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17. Law enforcement had raised concerns about the suspect months before the shooting, but said they had no legal way to seize his guns.

The chamber also approved a new way to make sure gun owners convicted of domestic violence incidents surrender their weapons. Current law forbids them from owning them, but there is not currently a way to ensure the firearms are not in their possession.

Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, has endorsed all three gun control proposals, which now move to the Senate for consideration.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-gun-bills-pass-20180315-story.html

5 thoughts on “Gun-control bills pass Maryland House of Delegates

  1. “This bill makes sense to me. But I don’t think it’s going to make us much safer,” said Kipke, an Anne Arundel County Republican with an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association. He urged his colleagues to pass other laws that give tougher sentences to repeat violent offenders.

    One by one, states are paving the way to bans, restrictions and confiscation. We should already expect this from democrats or leftists, but to think, some people still try to say there’s a difference between them and the right or republicans. Both sides if the aisle have legislated away your rights, have taxed you illegally, have advocated taking your property and subverted you as a people. Shall not be infringed is clearly written, the proceedings around the 2nd amendment and all other unalienable rights are as well and are understood. But for some reason, many still think voting is the way to “fix” things. When will people see action, like they’re taking on us, is the only thing that will produce results? But that’s the purpose of keeping us a divided people. Ignorant to our rights and willing to give up what people have been led to believe are grants from government. It’ll be one legislation after the other that does us in. One by one until it’s complete. Where are those who vowed to defend against all enemies foreign and domestic? Those who the masses glorify and say should be the only people to have the weapons that would be our defense? There miles away, taking orders to kill and oppress others. And when here, follow orders to do nothing and never speak above their breath. Getting ready to be sent to the next war for Zionist interest. And the paramilitary force known as police are more than willing to take those weapons from you because we’re scattered, divided and surrounded by a brainwashed mob who will gladly hand us over on a silver platter. Maybe the only real solution is one that realistically is never gonna happen. Where we all come together to a certain location and secede from this beast. You can have 100,000 guns at home. Divided, they’ll do nothing more than send you on your way dying in a fight surrounded and outnumbered by the machine. So how, how do we reverse this? I just don’t know.

  2. “….The House also passed, 116-17, a so-called “red flag law” that would allow a judge to order gun owners to temporarily surrender their firearms if they’re deemed a threat to themselves or others…..”

    This law is going to get a lot of people killed, and I suspect more cops than patriots.

    The entire history of the alleged shooter was watched and recorded just to create this cheap excuse to confiscate firearms, so you know damn well it has nothing to do with protecting anyone, but instead it’s a device that will let the tyranny proceed unhindered.

    LIVE FREE OR DIE.

    After the guns are taken, you’ll wish you died fighting.

  3. “Advocates say such a law may have prevented last month’s shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17.”

    The one that NEVER HAPPENED???

    NOTHING can prevent a FAKE SHOOTING, @SSWIPES!!!

    “Current law forbids them from owning them, but there is not currently a way to ensure the firearms are not in their possession.”

    Damn straight, jewb#tch TRAITORS.

    Only way to ensure THAT is to COME AND GET ‘EM, COWARDS!!!

    We’re not holding our collective breaths on THAT final nail in your coffins, either.

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