Guys - As family men, we all felt violated by the tragedy in Newtown. We are here on earth to love, to raise our kids and to help others. And we do it under the greatest experiment ever devised - the U.S. Constitution. We expect Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness to be foremost in the minds of our legislators.
Most of us are true sportsmen, and 2A advocates. We grew up fishing, hunting and shooting. Hopefully this thread can stay on this board for a bit. I urge restraint in your replies - be professional.
Maryland already restricts your magazine capacity to 20 rounds, and the standard magazines for pistols and rifles these days is in the 15 to 20 round range. Yesterday, the General Assembly proposed a bill to restrict magazines to 10 rounds. HB107. This makes your grandfather's m-1 carbine illegal. This further erode's your right to protect yourself and your family. This makes the vast majority of handguns sold today illegal. Further, if you want to pass them down to your kids, forget about it.
Contact your state reps and let them know what you think.
This is simply a matter not letting a good crisis go to waste. There is little forethought here on the issue they are trying to resolve. I urge you to remind them of that. Even if you own only a shotgun, they are chipping away at your natural rights. Don't let them.
This link gives you an easy method to contact your representative. Use the link in the upper right corner to identify your rep.
Remember - your 2nd amendment rights have nothing to do with hunting. All the deer I've shot were with a patched round ball and blackpowder. Your second amendment rights protect our constitution. Simple as that. There are some more resources here: