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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Maryland Gun Laws Get Stricter With ‘Red Flag’ Law and More


While some folks call Maryland the Free State, Maryland gun laws are some of the strictest in the nation. Most long guns are fairly easy to buy, but purchasers must obtain a permit before buying a handgun.

Maryland also bans certain rifles that the state deems “assault weapons” and limits magazine capacity to 10 rounds. The state even requires private handgun sales to be process through a licensed FFL dealer.

However, Maryland gun laws are going to become even stricter when three new laws go into effect on Oct. 1, 2018.
New Maryland Gun Laws

The first law bans “bump stocks.” These devices, which speed up the rate of fire in semi-auto rifles, have been been a major target for the anti-gun crowd since the shooting at the Route 91 Music Festival in Las Vegas.

Another law taking affect in October requires those convicted of domestic abuse to surrender guns to law enforcement or a firearms dealer. It is already illegal for anyone convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor to purchase a firearm. Now; however, those same people will have to give up previously purchased firearms.

Finally, Maryland has become one of the states instituting a “Red Flag” law. While Red Flag laws have been around a while, they are fairly new to most people. Only a few states have passed one of these laws designed to prevent violence by allowing courts to take firearms from individuals deemed “dangerous” to themselves and others.
Red Flag Laws

Proponents of Red Flag laws claim they are a tool to prevent violence. Through the law, depending on the state, courts can temporarily restrict firearm access to potentially dangerous people if asked. In Maryland, those asking for the court order must be police, medical personnel, close relatives or those in a relationship with the person. Those in favor of the laws say they can prevent violence, such as the shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center.



Anonymous said...

The purpose of government is NOT to prevent bad things from happening.

We used to be free (free will).

Now we are enslaved by those who occupy positions in the government.

Wake up.

Anonymous said...

If I said (hypothetically) that 9/11 was an inside job, would I get red flagged?

Anonymous said...

Remember who signed this into law in Nov.

Anonymous said...

Time to move. Dino gov and gun grabbing liberals

Anonymous said...

So...imagine this scenario...I am a woman in a situation where my boyfriend/husband became abusive in a parking lot after a quarrel at dinner...I have numerous firearms at home...the boyfriend/husband/their family calls in this "Red Flag" and the authorities take my legally purchased and lawfully owned firearms...the sick bastard comes to finish up what he started...having to rely on 911 to come save the day just will not work if my life is in danger...these "lawmakers" don't think things through...This is yet one more reason we will be moving from the Communist State of Maryland as soon as we can.

lmclain said...

Now, they have your neighbors watching you.....

Keep cheering.

Anonymous said...

Yes, this is RINO Larry's Red Flag bill that was snuck in by Mary Beth Corroza, Carl Anderton, Chris Adams and the rest of the Eastern Shore Delegation RINO's except Charles Otto.

Thank you very much, Charles Otto, we love you.

Many thanks to Johnny Mautz for waking up and realizing he made a mistake. He apologized and we love him for that.