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Maryland Senate Committee Limits Public Testimony at Second Amendment Hearing
Ammo Land ^ | Feb 7, 2013 | Ammo Land Staff

Posted on 02/07/2013 7:37:30 AM PST by EXCH54FE

Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- The Maryland Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Governor’s gun control legislation, Senate Bill 281, is underway and crowds of thousands of Second Amendment supporters have shown up in Annapolis to oppose this draconian gun control measure.

Opponents of S.B. 281 have overwhelmed the Maryland State House and have maxed out building capacity! About 3,000 people, at the time of writing, have registered to testify on this important issue. Every one of them deserves an opportunity to speak in defense of their rights as anti-gun legislators seek to take those rights away.

However, NRA-ILA has learned that the amount of testimony that the Senate committee will hear is being limited to eight hours total. This means citizens who are very near to having their right to self-defense taken away are, as a group, being limited to a mere four hours, thus disenfranchising the thousands of people who have come to Annapolis to make their elected officials aware of their strong opposition to this bill. Not only is the Maryland Senate considering infringements upon your Second Amendment rights with this anti-gun legislation, they are willing to restrict your free speech so they don’t have to listen to reason about why SB 281 is a major step in the wrong direction.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/07/2013 7:37:34 AM PST by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

Sounds to me like they are begging for a repeat of Athens.


2 posted on 02/07/2013 7:41:14 AM PST by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: EXCH54FE

Pray that the shear numbers who are there fighting forthwith God given rights is testimony enough.


3 posted on 02/07/2013 7:42:19 AM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: EXCH54FE

Storm the heavens with prayers for this country.


4 posted on 02/07/2013 7:43:56 AM PST by kitkat (Storm the heavens with prayers for our country.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Maryland ping..........


5 posted on 02/07/2013 7:54:02 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: EXCH54FE

TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians.

LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.


6 posted on 02/07/2013 7:55:10 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: EXCH54FE; maica
In Maryland, I'd guess "secret Stalinists."


7 posted on 02/07/2013 8:05:18 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: EXCH54FE

Storm the Heavens?

Nah, Storm the BUILDING!


8 posted on 02/07/2013 8:12:10 AM PST by jimjohn
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To: EXCH54FE

If we can limit the number of rounds in a firearm magazine, we can limit the number of pages in a Playboy magazine. The same specious utilitarian logic that applies to the first also applies to the second.


9 posted on 02/07/2013 8:25:20 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: EXCH54FE

Mass Education on the Rights of a Jury is the answer, history tells us it works, which is why Government doesn’t want you to know. Try asking for a copy of the US Constitution if you are ever on a jury, the answer will be flat out NO. Which should tell you something about the Validity of your States Laws.


10 posted on 02/07/2013 8:35:24 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: jimjohn
The unions in Wisconsin failed to tear down the building and they lost. not that it would have done them any good ~ the legislature can meet anywhere they please in an emergency.

Maryland's problem is it's been taken over by neo-nazis in blackface.

11 posted on 02/07/2013 8:39:44 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: eyeamok

Education of the jury pool is the next great opportunity for liberty-oriented people to throw their energies into. If we cannot change leftist government, we can sure disable its ability to convict people of violation of laws and regulations having the weight of law that patently offend the Constitution. It will drive the left nuts (redundant) to use their own tactics against them.


12 posted on 02/07/2013 8:42:42 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: theBuckwheat

And the first step should be to Require Every Juror be given a Copy of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution upon being summoned for Jury Duty


13 posted on 02/07/2013 8:55:54 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: EXCH54FE

I was there. The line to register to testify was at least 3,000 long. Plus another 10,000 outside for the rally. Heck there were so many people, traffic was stopped on the freeway exit.

We have had enough.

Quote of the day “In a society of wolves, you do not fight back by creating more sheep.” Dan Bongino, former USSS Agent and US Senate Candidate. Hopefully future Governor.


14 posted on 02/07/2013 9:35:02 AM PST by cyclotic ( Obama's golden halo is really just a rusted hubcap)
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To: cyclotic; Travis McGee

Thanks for the report. I have not heard anything on “news” broadcasts this morning. I guess it ranks with coverage on the March for Life in DC every January. Zero!


15 posted on 02/07/2013 10:00:43 AM PST by maica (Welcome to post-rational America.)
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To: EXCH54FE
There was a huge turnout last week in Hartford at gun control hearings. 1300 people signed up to speak. Everyone who wanted to got the chance.

I reflected on all the facets of each hearing and submitted this video to all 187 legislators as my testimony. Please use it anywhere else if it helps.

AR 15 To Save A Life

16 posted on 02/07/2013 10:02:27 AM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: maica

My wife was at the March for Life and was visibly upset by the complete total news blackout. Veterans of the event reported it as the largest ever.


17 posted on 02/07/2013 10:12:50 AM PST by cyclotic (In a society of wolves, you do not fight back by creating more sheep-Dan Bongino)
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed

And Lexington, Concord and following...


18 posted on 02/07/2013 10:37:37 AM PST by Dick Bachert ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." T. Jefferson)
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To: theBuckwheat

AND PATRIOTS and HIGH INFORMATION CITIZENS NEED TO STOP DODGING JURY DUTY!!!

And learn about JURY NULLIFICATION!!


19 posted on 02/07/2013 10:40:14 AM PST by Dick Bachert ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." T. Jefferson)
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To: cyclotic

Yes, but Clownshoes O’Malley thinks this is his path to the White House.

As I said about Little Mario, it might help get him the nomination, but it loses him a bunch of southern and western states.

It isn’t even popular here, so I’m not sure why he’s getting into a pissing contest with Cuomo over this. Just seems shortsighted and stupid to me.


20 posted on 02/07/2013 10:51:24 AM PST by Velvet_Jones
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To: EXCH54FE

Quick question:

Are suicides considered murder when stats are being compiled?


21 posted on 02/07/2013 11:28:51 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: EXCH54FE

They don’t care what little people think. They think they are being generous by putting on an eight hour dog and pony show for you.


22 posted on 02/07/2013 12:28:57 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: EXCH54FE; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


23 posted on 02/07/2013 2:57:57 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: EXCH54FE

e-mail from Don Dwyer:

Dear Second Amendment Defender!

You showed up in droves yesterday! Thank you! We estimate that there were 3- 4 THOUSAND of you wall to wall in Lawyers Mall and in the Miller Senate Building. You stayed all day and stood in the cold or in line to testify.

You numbered so many that they had to close the building for safety reasons at the request of DGS Police and State Police because of the fire code capacity.

This has never happened in Annapolis! And you all did it!

I want to assure each of you that came and signed in but was not able to speak- your name is recorded and entered in the record as opposing this legislation. Please do not go away with the thought that because you couldn’t testify, your voice was not heard, or that your time was wasted. More than individual testimony, it was critically important that you show up in solid numbers, you did and your voice was heard!

I will call on you again- this is not a one day fight, but an ongoing battle. These bills and many others will be heard in the House of Delegates and I will contact you when the date of the hearing is announced. We need each of you to come back and bring more people. We can show them that we won’t back down defending our civil rights.

Constitutionally Yours,

Don H. Dwyer, Jr.

Delegate


24 posted on 02/07/2013 3:49:57 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
“Second Amendment Defenders!”

OUTSTANDING, JOB WELL DONE!!!

Don H. Dwyer, Jr.
Delegate
Great letter, MOLON LABE-Sir-MOLON LABE

25 posted on 02/07/2013 4:32:04 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416 "It’s one thing to make a law, It’s another to enforce it.")
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