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Recently Congress decided to vote against President Obama's proposed new gun law which extends the background check requirement to guns bought at gun shows or on the internet.
This proposed new gun law could save million of lives by preventing people with convictions or the mentally ill from buying guns. Help me change Congress decision.
The state of New York has passed the NY SAFE Act, which has banned "high capacity" magazines, as well as "assault weapons", such as AR-15's.
Governor O’Malley has introduced draconian legislation with blatant disregard for the 2nd amendment, and the rights of the citizens of Maryland.
If passed, these laws will strip Maryland citizens of their 2nd amendment rights, guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
The effect of this act will turn law abiding citizens into criminals, as well as extort monies from these citizens to register their personally owned firearms listed in this proposed bill.
The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows, "A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Along with Article 1, Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution which states, "That the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property, or when lawfully summoned in aid of the civil power, shall not be questioned; but this shall not justify the wearing of concealed weapons."
There is a huge debate on the right to bare arms.
Due to the misuse of the 2nd amendment I believe that this amendment should be renewed with the vote of The People by the People and for The People.
Because of the misuse of the 2nd Amendment it is time for We The People to Vote and not just a few people in a room but All of the People.
Approximately 26 years ago some truly Anti-American judges in New York State began to erroneously proclaim that the 2nd Amendment Rights are not Rights, they are “privileges”.
This past June the United States Supreme Court finally spoke out (see McDonald, et al v. City of Chicago, et al, 561 U. S. __ (2010)) and reaffirmed what we already knew, that the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America is a natural right and it is certainly not a privilege and that the states (Licensing Officers, judges, etc.) cannot legally treat it, in any way shape or from, as a privilege (defined as “an advantage not enjoyed by all; a particular or peculiar benefit enjoyed by a person, company, or class beyond the common advantages of other citizens”, emphasis added, see Assistant Professor Steven Gifis’ Law Dictionary, Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 1975).
Indeed, to consider the definition alone, obviously, the Bill of Rights would be meaningless and America would no longer be the land of the free, if public servants are allowed to act as if any of our rights are, instead, a mere privilege.
Maryland’s violent crime rate is much higher than its surrounding states with less stringent gun laws. Additionally, bills which have been presented in the past fail to make it out of the judiciary committee due to the committee’s desire to avoid controversial issues being discussed in the House and Senate at large.
Avoidance of controversial issues does not make for a government which satisfies it’s people.