You have to wonder what is happening in Maryland these days. I can see it from my house but I do my best to keep from spending my money there – which means a hour drive to Winchester, VA for most of my purchases. Their gun-grabbing bill from Martin O’Malley, easily the worst governor in their history has just cleared the Senate committee, according to the Washington Times;
The Democratic governor’s bill would most notably require residents to obtain a license before buying a handgun, and would also ban assault weapons and lower the limit on magazine capacities.
The bill would have forced applicants to pay $100 for a purchasing license and $100 to renew it every five years, but the Senate committee lowered the license fee to $50 and renewal fees to $20 every 10 years.
Oh, by the way, the Senate committee also voted to repeal the state’s death penalty – so Maryland residents won’t be able to protect themselves from criminals with their own guns, and if they get murdered by the criminals, the criminals will probably get another opportunity to do so after a few years of incarceration.
On top of that, a Maryland delegate, Curt Anderson, offered a bill to allow for recreational use of marijuana in the state, you know because there aren’t enough drug-addled morons lurching around the state.
The bill does not allow for marijuana smoking in public or while driving, according to the report. Some of the marijuana tax money would be used to pay for those who receive alcohol, tobacco and drug treatment, the Gazette said.
Kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy.