Tuesday, September 10, 2013

MD Gun Law Won't Work

"On Oct. 1, just under a month away, SB281, passed by both houses of the Maryland legislature and signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley, will become law. This bill reinstates the so-called assault weapons ban, makes it even more stringent and adds other measures restricting the purchase, ownership and transportation of covered firearms in Maryland. While there are significant Second Amendment issues with this bill, such limitations might be at least somewhat justified if there were clear evidence that they would result in a significant drop in firearms-related crime. The problem is, there is no such evidence. In fact, most of the association between what have been dubbed “assault” weapons and violent crime is a mirage, or perhaps an extrapolation from TV and movie drama." (Carroll County Times)

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