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Austin Charles
February 12, 2004, 11:12 PM
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.guns12feb12,0,1109438.story?coll

Compromise offered on gun ban measure

By Kimberly A.C. Wilson
Sun Staff
Originally published February 12, 2004
Sen. John A. Giannetti Jr., the swing vote on a proposal to ban 45 assault
weapons beginning when the federal ban expires this year, is offering middle
ground between legalizing the firearms and banning them outright.

His idea: enact an identical state version of the federal ban on 19
semiautomatic weapons.

A Democrat representing Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties, Giannetti
called his proposal "a reasonable compromise."

Giannetti said that he offered the amendment to the proposed ban after
learning at a packed hearing this week that both the Fraternal Order of Police and
the Maryland State Police opposed the bill .

"That surprised me," he said, and prompted him to poll sheriffs in his
jurisdiction for their thoughts on banning the weapons.

The bill, and a House version, are supported by more than 70 lawmakers. The
Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee could vote on the matter as early as
today.

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Standing Wolf
February 12, 2004, 11:24 PM
A Democrat representing Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties, Giannetti called his proposal "a reasonable compromise."

The founding fathers would have called him a traitor.

Whenever you hear leftist extremists use the term "reasonable compromise," you may be sure your taxes are being increased, your civil rights are being further eroded, or both.

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