Maryland became the latest state to infringe upon the Second Amendment protected rights of its citizens today when Governor Martin O’Malley signed SB 281, the so-called Firearms Safety Act of 2013, into law.Â
Official Bill Summary
Establishing an exception to the prohibition against carrying a deadly weapon on public school property; making it a misdemeanor to possess or use specified firearm ammunition during the commission of a crime of violence; limiting the authorization for a person to wear, carry, or transport a handgun; designating specified firearms as assault weapons; prohibiting, with exceptions, a person from transporting an assault weapon into the State or possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving an assault weapon; etc.
The law, which takes affect on October 1, limits handgun magazine capacity to 10 rounds and adds an additional 45 weapons to the banned “assault weapon” list. They even go so far as to define an “assault pistol” in the bill, as if they are competing with other fascist strongholds to see who can be the most ridiculous.
Sad day in Maryland to be sure, and even worse, it’s sounding less and less likely that Beretta USA will leave Maryland in protest. The bill is 60-something pages long, and if you live in Maryland, you should probably read it. Or better yet, move. It’s the most effective peaceful resistance we have left.
Read more here from Emily Miller.