And Maryland Still Infringes On Gun Rights

The state of Maryland has an oppressive set of rules with regard to issuing a hand gun carry permit. The Second Amendment states that the right shall not be infringed but Maryland infringes. In order to get a carry permit one must demonstrate that something of value is carried (jewels, narcotics, guns, money) and the gun can only be carried when the items are being transported. One may also receive a gun permit from the lord masters if there are documented threats or assaults upon the individual. You have to be a victim AND PROVE IT, before you can defend yourself.

These preconditions infringe on the rights of law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms and even though the idiot governor of the state claims we have a permitting process, he is ignoring the obvious barriers placed to prevent people from carrying.

Why should the governor worry? He has an armed State Police Officer with him all the time. The governor has the executive protection unit so he is always protected. If it is so safe, as he claims, then why does he need protection?

Not everyone has the oppressive rules forced upon them. Police officers can get a permit to carry a weapon off duty (a personal weapon, not an issued one). Friends of the well connected like the governor and the State Police Superintendent can get permits (and getting on their bad side can result in them being revoked). Judges can get a carry permit.

The rest of us are on our own, forced to call the government sponsored Dial A Prayer (911). While the governor has a police officer there all the time, the rest of us only see them AFTER the crime has been committed.

An off duty correctional officer was waiting for carry out food in Baltimore a little after midnight (a few nights ago) when three young kids approached him and brandished what turned out to be a toy gun. The officer drew his weapon and fired striking one of the kids in the stomach. The other two fled. The one who was shot faces charges when he recovers from his injury.

I watched the news report on this and at the end the reporter stated that officials state a government issued weapon was not used, the officer fired his privately owned weapon for which he had a permit to carry.

Being in a special class allowed this guy to defend himself. Yes, it was a toy gun but that was unknown at the time and in Baltimore it could have been real. All that gun control has resulted in shootings all the time. If this had been a regular, non connected, citizen the robbery might have taken place. The law abiding people in this state are not allowed to defend themselves unless, of course, they are well connected and can get a gun permit.

The officer would never have gotten a permit to carry that weapon if he were not a correctional officer.

The rules in Maryland INFRINGE.

The protected elite do not care because it is not their families being shot down in the streets.

And the anarchy that results from gun control gives them more reason to infringe even deeper. They can use the crime to justify the oppression.

Just the way they like it.

Source:
WJZ

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One Response to “And Maryland Still Infringes On Gun Rights”

  1. Blake says:

    The biggest problem with restrictive gun laws is that, as good as the police try to be, they are still, by and large, a reactive force, and can only come to someone’s aid after the crime has been committed, sort of a day late and a dollar short.
    Most people I know who carry guns are extremely cautious individuals who would think twice before pulling their pistol out- there is something about having the ability to end a life that makes rational people VERY cautious about doing so. Just carrying is a sobering experience.
    The problem with people (punks) who rashly shoot someone, is that these are people who never had adult supervision or gone hunting. It is a serious experience shooting an animal, one that no one should ever take lightly, and most people who I know have hunted, are also reluctant firearm carriers, for they know the damage that firearms causes. The punks only know what they have seen on TV. Yet the government treats us all as if we are all punks. That says volumes about the people who govern us.