Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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A Police State's New Gun Law

Maryland's Nanny State: One regulation away from total bliss                                         
The Police State               

That says all you need to know about what it's like to live in Maryland, a state that will now—

 "require gun owners, as well as new purchasers of firearms, to get fingerprinted, take eight hours of classroom study, and pay for a more extensive background check. "

That's right.  People who have managed to spend their whole lives without being subjected to having fingerprints taken by the police, will now be defacto perp-walked into the local constabulary to get inked.   Gov. Martinet O'Malley, who crafted this brainstorm,  is called the "White Obama," in these parts (something that he sees as approbation), and (I am not making this up) was recently ridiculed for affecting Obama's speech pattern.  And there's this.

 Beretta, the world's largest gun manufacturers, has it's U.S. operations in The Free State.  P
ossession of its 9mm pistol, with its 13-bullet magazine, would be illegal under the Democrat-controlled General Assembly's new law.  

  Beretta USA executives have grown weary of the state’s attitude on guns and reportedly have backed up their threat by pointing out the company moved a warehouse to neighboring Virginia in 1990 when Maryland previously tightened gun laws. ...  now they are threatening to move the entire operation to Free Virginia

If Beretta leaves,  Maryland's next largest private sector empoyer (11 employees) is Harry's Septic Tank Service. O'Malley, who  is ramping up for a 2016 White House run, has often referred to his success in reducing crime while he was mayor of Baltimore from 1999 to 2007, claiming that under his administration crime dropped by nearly 40 percent. The fact that he could never prove where that statistic came from, nor could anyone else, doesn't matter.

By the By -Maryland's Senate passed the bill, and the House is expected to rubber stamp it this week.  During heaings last week, "Opponents of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gun control plan outnumbered advocates 40-to-1 at a hearing many lawmakers called the longest they had ever seen." 

We'll see.