A major blow to opponents of Maryland’s new gun control laws: a federal judge has denied a request to delay the laws from taking effect.
A federal judge in Baltimore will hear a challenge to Maryland’s new gun-control law Tuesday, the same day the measure containing some of the nation’s tightest firearm restrictions is scheduled to take effect.
A petition to try and send new gun control laws to Maryland voters has failed, making the legislation effective in just months.
Governor O’Malley signs new gun control legislation into law this week, but the fight over firearms is not over yet. Now, gun control groups push to get the issue before voters.
Assault rifles–banned. Gun buying–limited. The governor signs Maryland’s tough new gun law, and it’s already meeting major resistance.
As a broad gun-control measure aims to ban assault weapons in Maryland, neighboring states are trying to woo away a Beretta factory, whose employees would be unable to buy some of the guns it produces.
Thousands of people, many holding signs with names of gun violence victims and messages such as “Ban Assault Weapons Now,” joined a rally for gun control on Saturday, marching from the Capitol to the Washington Monument.
A Gonzales Poll asks voters to weigh in on the two things Ben Franklin said to be certain–death and taxes. And no tax right now sees more opposition than the gas tax.
Opponents of gun control legislation are planning a demonstration next to the Maryland State House.