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Maryland gun ban

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Austin Charles, Feb 12, 2004.

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  1. Austin Charles

    Austin Charles Member

    Aug 20, 2003

    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
  2. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Idahohoho, the jolliest state
    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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