Skip to comments.Frederick town hall draws huge crowd of gun bill opponents (Maryland)
Posted on 04/26/2013 1:59:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Local lawmakers fire up voters in fight against states 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 Countys 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 wasnt a big gun enthusiast but had come to the town hall meeting because he was concerned about the continued erosion of peoples freedoms, particularly the Second Amendment to the Constitution.
[Im] 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 laws legitimacy because they dont think its right to have citizens vote on a constitutionally-guaranteed freedom such as the right to bear arms, she said.....
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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?
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
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.
One thing certain, you cannot be a thinking person and still be a Lib.
The two are mutually exclusive.
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...
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