Gun Bill Day, February 26, 2014

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

** Gun Bill Day in the Senate 2/26/14 ***

10 firearms associated bills (as of 2/13) are being heard on 2/26 in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.

If you plan to testify in person, sign up is from 9 am to 12:45 pm. One viable plan for your day is to get down there, sign up to testify, visit your reps and/or listen in at the statehouse chamber session, go have lunch (or have an early lunch then visit your reps) and then show up for the hearing.

Hearing scheduled @ 1300
Witness Guidelines (for folks that want to provide testimony) and Committee FAQ’s can be found here: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/pubs-curr…t-jpr-faqs.pdf

Its essential that you are a registered voter as an active participant in this process (and they do check ). Not registered to vote? Go directly here:http://elections.state.md.us/voter_r…ion/index.html. Be sure to use the same name you are registered to vote with and include your district for any written communication with the legislature.

Schedule link: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/fr…2&tab=subject2

To view a bill: Click on the schedule link above, then click on any of the bill numbers (listed in the left), click on the “Documents” tab, then the bill text (Adobe icon).
Note the order of the list is not necessarily the order that the hearings are held.

Scheduled as of today:

SB 164 Sen Brochin, Crimes – Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Crime – Diminution Credits and Sentencing
SB 248 Sen Frosh, et al Criminal Law – Use of Handgun in Crime of Violence or Felony – Statute of Limitations
SB 283 Sen Jennings, et al Public Safety – Handgun Permit Background Check – Armored Car Company Employees
SB 353 Sen Manno. et al Criminal Law – Deadly Weapons on School Property – Public and Private Schools
SB 584 Sen Astle Public Safety – Handgun Identification Requirements – Repeal
SB 728 Sen Jacobs, et al Public Safety – Licensed Firearms Dealers – Background Checks
SB 729 Sen Jacobs, et al Public Safety – Permit to Carry, Wear, or Transport a Handgun – Qualifications
SB 731 Sen Jacobs, et al Department of State Police – Firearms – Prohibition on Provision of Information
SB 758 Sen Jacobs, et al Assault Weapons – Firearms Collector – Possession
SB 768 Sen Getty, et al Regulated Firearms – License Issued by Another State – Reciprocity

If you can’t make it to the hearing, please go to the AGC legislative website: http://www.associatedgunclubs.org and use the automated email tool. You can write a brief email. It can be as short as I am for or opposed to SB XYZ. IF you want to testify, you could simply sit down and say you are for or opposed to a single bill or give a listing. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this, it truly does help just by being there. The number of people present, does make an impression.

I will not be able to attend the Senate Hearings, but am planning on attending the House hearings on March 4th.

Thank you,
Rob

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