David is our representative in the DMV to advocate and advance gun rights in the area
David will be attending the judiciary council meeting Thursday on our behalf to discuss how DC has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation but yet leads the nation in the top 10 statistics for violent crime , come out and support make sure your voices are heard
The Committee on the Judiciary & Public Safety will hold a Public Hearing on the following Legislation:
The Committee invites the public to testify or to submit written testimony. Anyone wishing to testify at the hearing should contact the Committee via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (202) 727-8078, and provide their name, telephone number, organizational affiliation, and title (if any), by close of business Monday, March 19, 2018. Representatives of organizations will be allowed a maximum of five minutes for oral testimony, and individuals will be allowed a maximum of three minutes. Witnesses are encouraged to bring twenty double-sided copies of their written testimony and, if possible, also submit a copy of their testimony electronically in advance to email@example.com.
Yesterday, the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee heard House Bill 819, the House cross-file of Senate Bill 741. HB 819 seeks to remove citizen oversight regarding the appeals process for Maryland wear and carry permits. Current law allows individuals who are denied a wear and carry permit to file an appeal to the Handgun Permit Review Board, a group of five members of the public appointed by the Governor. HB 819 would dissolve this board, thus removing all public oversight, and make it so that all appeals are to be filed through an administrative office, a process potentially designed to sustain permit denials. Please contact members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and strongly urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 819.
Currently pending action in the Senate is House Bill 1302 . Please contact your state Senator and strongly urge them to OPPOSE HB 1302
House Bill 1302 would create an “Extreme Risk Prevention Order” that would allow almost anyone to petition the court for an ex parte order to remove someone’s Second Amendment rights simply because they might consider the person a threat because the individual possesses a firearm. However This legislation lacks basic due process protections and will lead to abuse.
Again, please contact your state Senator and strongly urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 707 and House Bill 1302.
Let them know you look forward to there response and will consider your votes on these important issues the next time you vote at the polls. Thank you.
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