Maryland legislation passes House
I read somewhere else that Beretta has announced that they will leave Maryland - lets hope they do. There are times where you need to suffer for stupid actions and this is one of them.
I would love to see Remington leave NY.
Posted by: Rich at April 5, 2013 09:27 AM
It's absolutely outrageous that companies and people should have to abandon their home state just to be able to exercise basic freedoms. Rhode Island is probably next. People say I should move, and I should, but its not just that easy.
Posted by: Jim at April 5, 2013 11:27 AM
I lived and worked in that sad state for over 20 years. I worked for the state govt as a paramedic firefighter and it wasn't till the one day that i was a victim that I knew anything about private conceal carry or even felt the need to be armed.
I had a evil man point a gun at me. (he had married my EX) Since he was a guard and a FFL he was given a restricted LTCF (when transporting con's / when go to or coming from a gun show.
On a Sunday night after going he went to dinner my EX, they stopped to pick up our children. She was pissed because i gave her a $50 bill and a verbal disagreement broke out. At some point she told her new husband "to get the gun" which he did.
I was able to cause a distraction are get back in my house, but he trespassed and chased me back along with my young son who would have been in the cross fire.
The local PD (corrupt, like most local PD's in MD... The County Sheriff's are the only fair police in MD) they were eating out of this guards hands as soon as he flashed his prison guard badge. The PD refused to do a proper search and would not fire charges even with a gun being found.
In the end i had to file my own charges and with this prison guard having a Judge as a golfing bullt the only thing i got was a six month peace order. This guard didn't loose his job, didn't get his LTCF taken away and kept his FFL.
I asked about getting my own LTCF and was told that "unless you know someone who is someone" dont bother. You will not be approved. It didn't matter that as a firefighter we had highest security clearance of any firefighter or police in the state. The only way around this is if you have a Corporation or you have some cash you can play around with so it looks like you make large cash deposits on a regular basis.
So we moved to PA and i can carry in 38 states now, but sadly when i pick up my children (30 minutes away) i have to be unarmed. This is how fucked up MD is!
Posted by: rob at April 7, 2013 03:48 PM