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Frederick town hall draws huge crowd of gun bill opponents (Maryland)
The Gazette ^ | April 26, 2013 | Ryan Marshall

Posted on 04/26/2013 1:59:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Local lawmakers fire up voters in fight against state’s tough new regulations.

Jim Gangawere stood in the back of the hot, crowded American Legion hall in Frederick, listening as one person after another approached the microphone to ask a question of the state legislators on the stage in front of him.

The event Thursday night was organized by four members of Frederick County’s delegation to the General Assembly to inform constituents about the requirements of sweeping gun-control legislation passed by the legislature in the 90-day session that ended on April 8.

Gangawere of Frederick said he wasn’t a big gun enthusiast but had come to the town hall meeting because he was concerned about the continued erosion of people’s freedoms, particularly the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

“[I’m] Just ticked at what they want to do to our rights,” he said.

Del. Kathy Afzali (R-Dist. 4A) of Middletown told the standing-room-only crowd of about 300 people at the meeting held at the Francis Scott Key Post 11 that opponents of the bill have decided against attempting to take the measure to a referendum.

Instead, they want to focus on a possible court battle challenging the law’s legitimacy because they don’t think it’s right to have citizens vote on a constitutionally-guaranteed freedom such as the right to bear arms, she said.....

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; guncontrol; maryland; secondamendment

1 posted on 04/26/2013 1:59:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What the MD state rep said was just another way of saying that the opponents of this believe it’s unconstitutional. I think that way of putting it is more succinct.

If something is unconstitional that has been legislated, first step is take it to court on that claim. If no relief granted, THEN you could put it to a referendum. If the referendum failed, are there any local LE such as local sheriffs that would refuse to enforce it because they have sworn to uphold the Constitution?


2 posted on 04/26/2013 2:16:07 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When gay marriage was put to ballot here, the wording was confusing. It was hard to determine what a yes or no vote actually meant as to for or against.

It was deliberate, of course.

The rats even ran a faux conservative as third party for the Senate. Mikulski’s opposition was fraudulently split in two.

This state is one of the most greedy and corrupt in the union. They don’t even try to hide it any longer


3 posted on 04/26/2013 2:18:47 PM PDT by Stalwart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think that anybody that wants to be a Liberal Democrat should have to submit to a background check, be finger printed, dna swabbed and register with local authorities.

They must also post a bond to do so.


4 posted on 04/26/2013 2:29:42 PM PDT by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Howie66
Maryland is THE Freak state...bar none. With few exceptions, people there are indoctrinated into being LIBs and being incredibly stupid.
5 posted on 04/26/2013 2:34:26 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

One thing certain, you cannot be a thinking person and still be a Lib.

The two are mutually exclusive.


6 posted on 04/26/2013 2:44:37 PM PDT by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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7 posted on 04/26/2013 2:51:53 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
[Snip] "...they don’t think it’s right to have citizens vote on a constitutionally-guaranteed freedom such as the right to bear arms, she said."

This from Del. Kathy Afzali (R-Dist. 4A) of Middletown?

"Of the people, by the people, for the people," or so it used to be.

Now it's just TO the people.

My effing brain hurts...

8 posted on 04/26/2013 4:28:27 PM PDT by W. (It's five o'clock somewhere...)
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