Maryland legislators want to join other states like New York and New Jersey in the effort to severely restrict where concealed carry licensees can carry their firearms in a cynical response to the Supreme Court’s nullification of their “may issue” permitting systems. David Collins reports for WBALTV, writing:
A series of gun control proposals are before the General Assembly this year, including a unique approach to address ghost guns.
Senate President Bill Ferguson, D-District 46, said he considers public safety a priority.
“It is a top primary concern for us. It has been, it will continue to be,” Ferguson said. “If people don’t feel safe, nothing else matters.”
Sen. Jeff Waldstreicher, vice chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, introduced a series of bills to address gun violence.
One of the most controversial gun control proposals is Senate Bill 1/Gun Safety Act of 2023. It would prohibit those with concealed-carry permits to take their firearms within 100 feet of any public place.
Waldstreicher, D-District 18, said that would include “schools, hospitals, libraries, synagogues, churches, mosques. Also parks, restaurants, anywhere the public is gathering.”
“They would, of course, be able to retain the use of their firearm in their own home and other people’s homes, where they have permission of the homeowner,” Waldstreicher said.
Mark Pennak, president of Maryland Shall Issue, a pro-Second Amendment organization, opposes the measure, saying in a statement: “(The bill is) dead on arrival. Similar legislation has already been struck down by federal courts in New York and New Jersey. Withdraw the bill now and save yourself the trouble of a lawsuit.”
Action Line: Radical gun control activists in America’s big blue states are working hard to find ways around the Supreme Court’s recent decisions to guarantee Americans their rights to keep and bear arms. Get your gun and your training now. And if you live in a state where politicians are trying to prevent you from protecting yourself or your family, it may be time to look for a better America. Start your search with my 2022 Super States, and click here to subscribe to my Survive & Thrive letter to be one of the first to receive my list of Super States for 2023.
P.S. Many states don’t require any permit at all for residents to carry firearms. These are the “constitutional carry” states, and their numbers have been expanding rapidly. Take a look at my map of constitutional carry states below:
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