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Maryland: Governor O’Malley Signs Self-Defense Reform Bill! (Castle Doctrine!)
NRA - ILA ^ | May 20, 2010 | NA

Posted on 05/21/2010 10:08:48 AM PDT by neverdem


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Maryland: Governor O’Malley Signs Self-Defense Reform Bill!
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010
 
On Thursday, May 20, 2010, Governor Martin O’Malley (D) signed into law a long awaited self-defense measure giving Maryland’s law-abiding citizens the ability to protect themselves and loved ones from harm.

Senate Bill 411(PDF), sponsored by State Senator Mac Middleton (D-28), provides civil immunity from damages when force, including deadly force, is used under reasonable circumstances to repel an attack in the person’s dwelling or place of business. Pursuant to Maryland law, this measure will be effective on October 1, 2010.

Please contact Governor O’Malley and thank him for signing SB 411 into law. The Governor can be reached by phone at (410) 974-3901 or toll-free at 1-800-811-8336.



Find this item at: http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=5830


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: banglist; castledoctrine; maryland; md; shallnotbeinfringed
In Maryland??? This is outstanding!!!

The rats are smelling their own blood in November. I can't think of any other reason that they are backing off of their "duty to retreat" BS to recognizing the right of self defense.

1 posted on 05/21/2010 10:08:48 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

We are still fighting for this in VA. I’m Shocked!


2 posted on 05/21/2010 10:10:38 AM PDT by bmwcyle (NJ Governor Chris Christie for President)
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To: neverdem
If only we could get it in VIRGINIA!!!!!!!!

State legislators are you listening?!?!?! The sun even shined on a dog's *** in Maryland.

3 posted on 05/21/2010 10:11:41 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: neverdem

Owe Malley supported this?

Must be feeling the heat...


4 posted on 05/21/2010 10:11:53 AM PDT by RockinRight (I can see November from here!)
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To: neverdem

This is an election year and he’s got a fight on his hands. The only reason why this was passed.


5 posted on 05/21/2010 10:12:44 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: neverdem

Pennsylvania’s Castle Doctrine bill comes to the floor this Tuesday, May 25th...


6 posted on 05/21/2010 10:13:40 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Some of us are wise, some of us are otherwise. -The Great One)
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To: Dan Nunn

Correction: It will be heard by the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.


7 posted on 05/21/2010 10:15:16 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Some of us are wise, some of us are otherwise. -The Great One)
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To: neverdem

Wahoo! I didn’t think it would happen.


8 posted on 05/21/2010 10:16:53 AM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: neverdem

Governor Martin O’Malley (D) signed into law a long awaited self-defense measure giving Maryland’s law-abiding citizens the ability to protect themselves and loved ones from harm.

What O’Malley thought it said was a self-defense measure giving Maryland’s criminals the ability to protect themselves from law-abiding citizens.

This state has one hell of a ways to go to bring itself into the American norm when it comes to individual rights. Currently we’re ranked 50th in personal freedoms..


9 posted on 05/21/2010 10:42:07 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: bmwcyle

Me too. I left that socialist hell hole over a decade ago. Let’s get with the program Virginia, I don’t want to have to retreat in my own home, and I want to protect my property.


10 posted on 05/21/2010 10:54:31 AM PDT by east1234 (It's the borders stupid! My new environmentalist inspired tagline: cut, kill, dig and drill)
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To: neverdem
In Maryland??? This is outstanding!!!

If only it could be the same here in Connecticut.

11 posted on 05/21/2010 10:58:01 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Dan Nunn; Born Conservative; airborne; smoothsailing; Dr. Scarpetta; martin_fierro; Coop; ...
Pennsylvania’s Castle Doctrine bill comes to the floor this Tuesday, May 25th...

Correction: It will be heard by the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Good luck PA! It's too bad the GOP eunuchs in Albany, NY are also spineless and brain dead. They should add a similar Castle Doctrine amendment in the haggling for a budget if the rules allow it in Albany. Get the rats on roll call votes as much as possible.

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12 posted on 05/21/2010 11:06:58 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


13 posted on 05/21/2010 11:25:58 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: bmwcyle
We are still fighting for this in VA. I’m Shocked!

True, but the laws here favor home defense anyway.

14 posted on 05/21/2010 11:54:47 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Thanks neverdem.


15 posted on 05/21/2010 4:20:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: neverdem
O’Money is a cowering little wimp who nonetheless, sees the train coming at him.
16 posted on 05/21/2010 4:29:18 PM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: ScottinVA
We are still fighting for this in VA. I’m Shocked!

True, but the laws here favor home defense anyway.

True, but here's the issue: the Castle Doctrine does more than give you the right to stand your ground. Such legislation usually protects you from civil suits on behalf of the attacker (or his family, if he is deceased as a result of attacking you).

17 posted on 05/21/2010 5:04:09 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: neverdem

Good. Now the nice citizens of Bawlmer Murdahland can defend their homes against the most wretched hive of scum and villainy!


18 posted on 05/21/2010 5:22:50 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Clemenza

It is possible that Balmer will go the way of Detroit.


19 posted on 05/21/2010 6:04:33 PM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: alarm rider
It is possible that Balmer will go the way of Detroit.

Ditto Philadelphia, which is ironic, as arguably, back in the 1970s, PHL seemed less likely to go into decline than New York.

Both Balmer and Philly had the same problem as the affluent folks fleeing the city proper back in the 1920s. This didn't happen in New York, where the wealthy (for the most part) stayed in the city. Of course, Baltimore and Philly also lack Wall Street.

20 posted on 05/22/2010 1:39:23 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: neverdem; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Hell did indeed freeze over this year.

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


21 posted on 05/23/2010 1:35:41 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (70 mph shouldn't be a speed limit; it shoud be a mandate!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Marylanders check your ammo for freshness and clean and oil your “tools.” Maryland Freak state Infinite PING.


22 posted on 05/23/2010 5:46:03 AM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) amounts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: maddog55

Hell, I heard this morning that you aren’t even allowed to video tape your own arrest in this state!


23 posted on 05/24/2010 7:56:21 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: neverdem

WHAT?!?

I must be hallucinating!

Not here, not in the Freak State!

[please tell me it’s true!]

Still loathe O’Malice, though.


24 posted on 06/03/2010 6:28:36 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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