Maryland: Contact your Senators in Opposition to Anti-Gun Bills
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.