Monday, February 4, 2013

Well, this makes a bit more sense.

The Maryland GOP released their alternative plan for gun control. Here are the bills as released.

My thoughts?

HB424: This should already be in place.
HB165: I don't disagree with this, but I don't have children. I can't rightly agree or disagree to it. Parents, what do YOU think?
HB663: It's about time we had instant checks. I hate knowing that people are currently stuck waiting about a month for the OK to take home their new gun(s).
HB211: I don't disagree with preventing those with mental disorders from possessing a firearm. I just question what guidelines would be in place to determine the severity of an individual's disorder, and how severe a disorder must be to prevent someone from possessing a firearm.

Please note, these opinions are based entirely on the summaries presented in that article. I will try to get some time to read the full bills this week, to better understand them.


Old NFO said...

I'd say 211 is probably DOA because of the HIPAA issues... The others look like winners though!

Maura said...

I agree with NFO. Not sure if 211 will pass, and I'm ALL for putting an armed guard in every school ( my son is almost 12 ). Most schools in Montgomery County already have those safety improvements - but I would imagine there are some more rural schools or poorer districts that do not. As for HB 38...I can't emp0hasize enough how strongly I feel that Governor O'Malley ( Mayor McCheese ) doesn't speak for the vast majority of Marylanders who want responsible gun ownership - which should include the right to carry your gun as you see fit. If 45+ states agree with this ( and allow their citizens to carry ), what is it about Marylanders that makes us so unable to responsibly carry our weapons?

I will work as hard as I can to get HB 38 passed.

Thank you for the update, Laura!