Meanwhile, in Maryland, yeah, Maryland

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by JosephMD, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. JosephMD

    JosephMD New Member

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    I know that my state isn't on the forefront of the right of the people to keep and bear arms but what I saw yesterday in Maryland's state capital of Annapolis was encouraging. My estimate of between two and three thousand people showed up at a rally hastily organized by several gun rights groups, headed by Maryland Shall Issue and strongly supported by the National Rifle Association actually inspired a glimmer of hope that my state won't go the way of New York.

    Leading with a local liberal news paper article, even they couldn't ignore the thousands of opponents to the governor's proposed gun legislation.

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-omalley-guns-20130204,0,6088123,print.story

    A better article:
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/6/gun-rights-advocates-swarm-annapolis-fight-omalley/

    Here are some videos I took of the event. I wish I would have had the battery to record everyone, I missed some really great speakers.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB37V_GPS7M&feature=share&list=PLgHQQh0OHzUCc1x4e9OaZhmuF9rb6h_yW[/ame]

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  2. -06

    -06 New Member

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    Fantastic. Hopefully these legislators can see the "writing on the wall" if they support/introduce unconstitutional laws. IMO, some are crawfishing (backing up) already in fear of being voted out.
     

  3. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Now check this thread out, the same Maryland Gun Control Hearings, a state leader is playing chess:

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f97/gun-control-hearings-83648/
     
  4. Yunus

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    HAHAHA, at first I thought you meant "playing chess" as in attempting a politically risky maneuver with a lot at stake, then I see the video and the guy is literally playing Chess.

    I should be sad but I find this to be hilarious.
     
  5. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    MD State Senator Jamie Raskin Caught On Camera

    Reader Elliotte in MD sends the following pic (click to embiggen it) he found at mdshooters.com: “This is a picture of state senator Jamie Raskin (D-Montgomery County) playing chess on his laptop during the hearing. The hearing was split into 8 hours of testimony, 4 hours each for the pro and anti sides divided into alternating 1-hour segements. My guess is this occurred during one of the pro-gun hour-long slots.” It’s good to see the senator so actively engaged in the meaningful conversation about guns we’ve needed in this country for so long

    http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/20...e-of-the-day-meaningful-conversation-edition/