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MILLER: Maryland Gov. O’Malley may be smiling over gun-control law, but last laugh is on him
The Washington Times ^ | May 16, 2013 | Emily Miller

Posted on 05/16/2013 12:08:16 PM PDT by jazusamo

Maryland citizens had their Second Amendments rights infringed on Thursday when Gov. Martin O’Malley signed more gun control into law. Mr. O’Malley became the third liberal governor this year — after New York and Connecticut — to ram through pointless laws that will do nothing to reduce crime by exploiting the Newtown tragedy. However, Mr. O’Malley’s scheme was secretly watered down a little before it became law.

The governor was fixated on banning “assault weapons,” even though only two people were murdered by rifles of any type in Maryland in 2011. However, O’Malley’s “assault weapons” is less stringent than the ones passed in other states or Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s version which failed in the U.S. Senate.

The Maryland version has the “two characteristic test” that was used in the 1994 ban— which means the rifle has to have two specific cosmetic features to be considered an “assault weapon” — rather than the new one-characteristic test that makes more guns illegal.

Beretta USA, which is one of the largest employers in Southern Maryland tried to kill the entire bill. When that proved impossible, the firearms manufacturer tried to improve the legislation in backroom meeting with chairman of the House Judiciary Committee before the final vote in the House of Delegates.

According to Beretta’s general counsel, Jeffrey Reh, he asked Joseph F. Vallario, Jr., to eliminate the ban on magazines with more than 10 rounds and the fingerprinting requirement for gun owners.

Mr. Vallario, a Democrat, was not able to make those concessions, but he agreed to changes so that fewer guns fell into the category of “assault weapon.” The assemblyman crossed out these characteristics: pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon, thumbhole stock, telescoping stock and forward pistol grip.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: banglist; beretta; corruption; democrats; guncontrol; omalley; rapeofliberty; secondamendment; waronliberty

1 posted on 05/16/2013 12:08:16 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

I’m sure glad that I already got my load of Beretta 30 rd, 20 rd, 17 rd and scads of 15 rd magazines.

I’ll never need to buy another one again.


2 posted on 05/16/2013 12:10:32 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Amen.

O’Malley and a lot of other people are going to really be upset if Beretta should move out of MA.


3 posted on 05/16/2013 12:13:17 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo; Bender2; sauropod

Piss on O’Malley


4 posted on 05/16/2013 12:13:17 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: jazusamo

All my magazines were shipped to me somewhere out of Maryland (in Virginia)....would not surprise me if they store, stock and ship them from there....most all of them
were actually made in Italy. My guess is they do this because of state taxes in Maryland.


5 posted on 05/16/2013 12:18:04 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: jazusamo

MA = MD (Maryland)


6 posted on 05/16/2013 12:18:34 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: big'ol_freeper

O’Mally is a total mental case. He actually thought he could run for President. Now he can’t even leave the Governor’s mansion without a dozen guards.


7 posted on 05/16/2013 12:19:32 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: jazusamo

Not trying to nitpick, but MD is the two-letter abbreviation for Maryland.

MA is the two-letter abbreviation for Massachusetts.


8 posted on 05/16/2013 12:20:10 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 4, 2008 and November 6, 2012.....Two days that will live in infamy!)
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To: jazusamo

Whats the difference? :)


9 posted on 05/16/2013 12:21:11 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

I posted one minute too late.


10 posted on 05/16/2013 12:21:16 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 4, 2008 and November 6, 2012.....Two days that will live in infamy!)
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To: RedMDer

LOL! You make a good point.


11 posted on 05/16/2013 12:23:18 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

12 posted on 05/16/2013 12:25:11 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

“Mr. O’Malley became the third liberal governor this year — after New York and Connecticut — to ram through pointless laws that will do nothing to reduce crime by exploiting the Newtown tragedy.”

Emily!
Have you forgotten about Colorado and our Liberal Gov. Hick?


13 posted on 05/16/2013 12:28:46 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: jazusamo

Need to get Colt out of Conn. too!


14 posted on 05/16/2013 12:30:31 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: G Larry
Maryland... THE Freak state.
15 posted on 05/16/2013 12:31:36 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: G Larry

Absolutely...I can’t believe Conn. did that with Colt and their long history, a real slap in the face.


16 posted on 05/16/2013 12:32:37 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

I think the Fed’s bribed Colt with a gov’t contract.


17 posted on 05/16/2013 12:37:58 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: jazusamo

MA = MD (Maryland)

Who cares, both states are $h!t holes!


18 posted on 05/16/2013 12:59:03 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: jazusamo
"even though only two people were murdered by rifles of any type in Maryland in 2011"

That's two out of 398 murders in 2011

19 posted on 05/16/2013 1:14:34 PM PDT by cookcounty (They thought he was the Black Lincoln. But he's the Black Nixon.)
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To: jazusamo
Word is that O'Malley is bucking to run for president sometime in the future.

Only a complete idiot would work so hard to outdo Obama on being a liberal.

20 posted on 05/16/2013 3:17:14 PM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: jazusamo

That’s OK, MA = MD anyway.


21 posted on 05/16/2013 5:13:39 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: jazusamo

So...add Md to the list of states most likely to be targeted by Al Qaida.


22 posted on 05/16/2013 8:07:26 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: jazusamo; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


23 posted on 05/17/2013 5:34:35 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: muawiyah

“O’Malley is a total mental case.”

Progressives are the product of philosophical inbreeding.

Their ideas go nowhere except into an abyss of darkness, hatred, suspicion, intimidation and more.

IMHO


24 posted on 05/22/2013 4:35:06 AM PDT by ripley
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