Sunday, March 20, 2011

MD News

Alphecca is better than me at posting firearms shenannigans in my home state.  He often beats me to the punch. 

Every season horrible laws get proposed in committee, and few make it to the floor.  A big push for gun banning is a 'gentleman' named Frosh.  HUGE hoplophobe, almost single minded about banning guns, and controls the Senate committee responsible for them.  And he is in the neighboring district.  The district my father grew up in.  For those familiar with Maryland; Bethesda and Potomac region.  RICH parts of the County.  Hell, rich parts of the state and country.  Rich around here means liberal, generally, (or snobby and they don't want us peasants to think we have self-determination, ya know.  Well, maybe.) and Frosh is quite secure in his seat.

Well, he tried to exploit the Giffords shooting in Arizona and put a 10 round limit on magazines, possibly with possession being illegal henceforth and no grandfathering, if I'm not mistaken.  We currently only have a 20 round limit and it only limits in state sales, not possession.  That 10 round provision was shot down 17-2 in the House of Delegates, so Senator Frosh has no leg to stand on with his bill regardless.  The 10 round law proposed in the House would have been like the current 20 round law.  Presumably, if passed, I could get even 50+ round mags in Virginia, and own them in MD, but couldn't buy them or give them away here at home.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

You said it all when you said liberal Yuppie... Glad it went down in flames...