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Judiciary & Public Safety Public Hearing

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Judiciary & Public Safety Public Hearing

David Loriston

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

Thursday, March 22, 2018

10:30AM

Room 500

The Committee on the Judiciary & Public Safety will hold a Public Hearing on the following Legislation:

  • B22-0193, THE “TEMPORARY PROTECTION ORDER FIREARM RELINQUISHMENT AMENDMENT ACT OF 2017”
  • B22-0400, THE “EXTREME RISK CIVIL PROTECTION ORDER AMENDMENT ACT OF 2017”
  • B22-0588, THE “POSSESSION OF FIREARM AND AMMUNITION PENALTIES AMENDMENT ACT OF 2017” AND
  • PR22-0552, THE “SENSE OF THE COUNCIL IN OPPOSITION TO CONCEALED CARRY RECIPROCITY RESOLUTION OF 2017”
  • PR22-0796, the “Sense of the Council Virginia and Maryland Assault Rifle Prohibition Resolution of 2018”

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 judiciary@dccouncil.us 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 judiciary@dccouncil.us.

Maryland: Several Gun Control Bills Pending

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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.

Take Action Click the links below to contact your Senator!

https://www.vanhollen.senate.gov/content/contact-senator

/https://www.cardin.senate.gov/

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.

 

20-year-old sues Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart over new gun policies

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A 20-year-old Oregon man has accused Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods of age-discrimination for refusing to sell him a rifle.

Tyler Watson filed Oregon county court lawsuits against the retailers on Monday, six days after they announced they would not sell guns to buyers under 21.The companies added the higher age restriction after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Oregon law allows state residents to buy shotguns or rifles as of age 18. Federal law also allows people 18 and older to buy rifles or shotguns from licensed dealers.

Watson’s lawsuits may be the first of their kind in the U.S., his attorney, Max Whittington, told The Oregonian/Oregon Live, media outlets that first reported the cases.

Gun stocks surge amid administration plans to ease export rules

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Stocks for major gun makers surged Tuesday after a report surfaced claiming the Trump administration will ease export restrictions on small arms effective next year.

Four senior U.S. officials told Reuters the rule change would shift oversight of commercial arms sales from the State Department to the Commerce Department — giving American manufacturers more leeway to sell guns internationally, creating more jobs stateside and adhering to the president’s “Buy American” policy platform.

“Commerce wants more exports to help reduce the trade deficit. Amd State wants to stop things because it sees (arms) proliferation as inherently bad,” one of the officials, who spoke on a condition of anonymity, told Reuters. “We want to make a decision that prioritizes what’s more important. This will allow us to get in the (small arms sales) game for the first time ever.”

Sturm, Ruger and Co. and American Outdoor Brands — Smith & Wesson’s holding company — closed with double digit increases Tuesday. Vista Outdoor stock likewise gained more than 3 percent. The sudden boost follows a “difficult” summer for gun makers and retailers still standing in the shadow of last year’s record-breaking sales. Since the November election, stocks for Smith & Wesson and Ruger fell 50 percent and 26 percent, respectively. Both companies blame weak demand, with Smith & Wesson’s CEO predicting as much as a 17 percent decline in annual profits through 2018. Ruger’s second quarter net sales dropped 22 percent and its quarterly earnings fell by almost half compared to 2016.

The prospect of eased restrictions, however, could cure the industry’s malaise. Lawrence Keane, senior vice president for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, told Reuters the rule change would boost annual sales by as much as 20 percent.

The details of the new regulations could become public this fall before full implementation in 2018, according to the report.

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