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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:39 PM

Maryland Senate passes gun control bill

Source: Reuters

Maryland Senate passes gun control bill
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:44 GMT
Source: reuters // Reuters

WASHINGTON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - The Maryland Senate approved a comprehensive gun control bill on Thursday that includes a ban on assault weapons and fingerprinting for prospective handgun buyers.

The Democratic-controlled Senate passed the bill 28-19 and sent it on to the House of Delegates, according to the chamber's website.

Democratic Governor Martin O'Malley proposed the measure in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre in December in which 20 children and six adults died. The rampage reignited a national debate on gun control.

The bill has a licensing requirement for handgun buyers to submit fingerprints to state police. Gun buyers also have to complete an eight-hour safety training course and undergo a more rigorous background check before purchasing a weapon.


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Reply Maryland Senate passes gun control bill (Original post)
Judi Lynn Feb 2013 OP
MotherPetrie Feb 2013 #1
elleng Feb 2013 #2
Kingofalldems Feb 2013 #3
Thinkingabout Feb 2013 #4
timdog44 Feb 2013 #5
rachel1 Feb 2013 #6
elleng Feb 2013 #7
rachel1 Feb 2013 #8
Whats_that Feb 2013 #9
elleng Feb 2013 #11
Whats_that Feb 2013 #12
elleng Feb 2013 #13
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #10
wordpix Feb 2013 #15
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #18
onehandle Feb 2013 #14
mwrguy Feb 2013 #16
Auntie Bush Feb 2013 #17
apocalypsehow Feb 2013 #19

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:52 PM

1. K&R

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:59 PM

2. Good news.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:16 PM

3. Yep

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:46 PM

4. I think the day of the crazy gun nuts are not in command as they once were.

The NRA has stepped too high and in Illinois the election has reflected opposite responses to what the NRA has provided in the past. It may not happen in the near future but I think it will result in AWB. I received email from a friend saying assault weapons was not used in Arizona and Sandy Hook because it seems like this us information given by conservative web sites. I responded we may need to look into banning some of the hand guns. I also provided him a link to report from the Connecticut state police stating the weapon used in the Sandy Hook incident. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:27 PM

5. One step at a time.

This is good news indeed. I hope my state of Illinois can formulate something this good. We (Illinois) are being forced to make concealed carry the law by supreme court action. So much for legislating from the bench. We saw a good example of concealed carry in Florida today/yesterday at a WalMart parking lot.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:28 PM

6. Great news! It's only a matter of time before the 2nd Amendment is repealed for good

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Response to rachel1 (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:32 PM

7. Not a chance, and not at all necessary.

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Response to elleng (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:33 PM

8. Not a chance and not necessary? Please.

The outdated and pointless 2nd Amendment has no purpose in a free and safe society.

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Response to rachel1 (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:49 PM

9. You might think it isn't necessary...

 

... but under what conditions do you see 2/3 of the Senate and HoR as well as 3/4 of the states agreeing to that?

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Response to Whats_that (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:51 PM

11. Right, of course.

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Response to elleng (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 08:07 PM

12. Yes?

 

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Response to Whats_that (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 08:08 PM

13. Yes, I agree and said it won't happen:

'under what conditions do you see 2/3 of the Senate and HoR as well as 3/4 of the states agreeing to that?'

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Response to elleng (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:49 PM

10. That thing dates back to the days when "defending your home" meant this....

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 08:44 PM

15. this graphic is a bit one-sided, wouldn't you agree?

Actually, it was the white settlers who were more numerous than natives and regularly surrounded and shot up native villages since the natives would not quietly go away to the badlands.

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Response to wordpix (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:37 PM

18. Funny,...I saw it as the native Americans defending their home....

Must be the Crow in me.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 08:40 PM

14. Sooner or later, nationwide. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 09:50 PM

16. One step closer!

Eventually we will disarm all these gun toting goobers.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 09:52 PM

17. That's what I call good news! Maryland has some smart, cool, savy politicians!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:44 PM

19. Great news - and coming soon to a USA near you.

As the country increasingly trends "Blue," sensible gun regulation like this will become the norm nationwide.

Kick, Rec.

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