Skip to comments.MILLER: Maryland Gov. O’Malley may be smiling over gun-control law, but last laugh is on him
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 OMalley signed more gun control into law. Mr. OMalley 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. OMalleys 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, OMalleys assault weapons is less stringent than the ones passed in other states or Sen. Dianne Feinsteins 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 Berettas 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.
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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.
O’Malley and a lot of other people are going to really be upset if Beretta should move out of MA.
Piss on O’Malley
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.
MA = MD (Maryland)
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.
Not trying to nitpick, but MD is the two-letter abbreviation for Maryland.
MA is the two-letter abbreviation for Massachusetts.
Whats the difference? :)
I posted one minute too late.
LOL! You make a good point.
“Mr. OMalley 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.”
Have you forgotten about Colorado and our Liberal Gov. Hick?
Need to get Colt out of Conn. too!
Absolutely...I can’t believe Conn. did that with Colt and their long history, a real slap in the face.
I think the Fed’s bribed Colt with a gov’t contract.
MA = MD (Maryland)
Who cares, both states are $h!t holes!
That's two out of 398 murders in 2011
Only a complete idiot would work so hard to outdo Obama on being a liberal.
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