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Sun Apr 28, 2013, 07:24 PM

Maryland passed new tough gun control laws -- with something for Guns rights advocates:

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-04-26/news/bs-md-gun-law-exemptions-20130426_1_gun-bill-state-gun-gun-store

As a person who wants to see stricter gun laws, I think this is a good step in the right direction. It's an easy compromise.

A little-noticed provision tucked at the end of the sweeping gun legislation approved by the General Assembly last month would shield from view key state gun records that now are public a change that was pushed by gun-rights advocates during the intense legislative debate and passed unknown to the most ardent gun-control supporters.

Current laws allow the Maryland State Police to release the names of people who apply to buy guns, who hold collector's licenses and concealed-carry permits, as well as details about weapon sales. Under the new gun bill, which Gov. Martin O'Malley has said he will sign, that information would no longer be available to the public.




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graham4anything Apr 2013 #1
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badtoworse Apr 2013 #4
Raine1967 Apr 2013 #5
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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 07:37 PM

1. another poison pen and the nra roped the dopes again. Don't people read?

 

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 08:07 PM

2. ???

Did you miss the part a few weeks ago when people were happy about the bill?

For the record; I still am.

The law that was passed in early April: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/04/maryland-gun-control-bill_n_3018087.html

The measure would require people who buy a handgun to submit fingerprints to state police, bans 45 types of assault weapons, and limits gun magazines to 10 bullets. It also addresses firearms access for the mentally ill.

"Together, with a strong coalition of advocates, and the people of Maryland who overwhelmingly support policies to reduce gun violence, we've chosen to take action by advancing strategies that work to save lives," Gov. Martin O'Malley said in a statement after the vote.

Maryland will become the first state in nearly 20 years to require potential handgun buyers to submit fingerprints to state police. Only five other states have a similar requirement: Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey.

Gun control advocates say the fingerprinting requirement will help keep guns away from criminals, because it will make people reluctant to buy firearms for those who are not allowed to have them. Opponents say the bill erodes Second Amendment rights and ultimately penalizes law-abiding citizens without focusing on lawbreakers.


ICYMI: I stated I am on favor of gun control.

This is a good compromise. Pay attention.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 08:13 PM

3. If people want guns for protection,why not have a public list?

 

criminals will bypass the houses of people with guns, no?

why are "law abiding" (ha ha ha) people with guns so afraid of telling anyone they are having one?

makes no sense.

If people have alarms, they advertise it, why not guns?

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 09:44 PM

4. If you want to go public that you are armed, it should be your call, not the government's - period.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 10:10 PM

5. I will make this quite clear:

I have no problem with gun ownership being kept out of the public realm -- as long as law enforcement is made aware of who owns guns, who sells then and who has concealed carry permits.

LAW ENFORCEMENT needs to know who owns guns-- they need a database. I see no need for these lists to be made public.

I think Maryland has passed a good law.









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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:40 AM

6. What if that guys in a mask decides the next thing he releases is nationwide gun info?

 

what would gun "progresives" do then with the conflict of interest in the name of transparency?

And it should be the EXACT total and number of bullets too.

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