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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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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.
 

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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.

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

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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/
 

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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.
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/
 
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