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Maryland Bills Seek to Destroy Firearm Industry, Raise Age for Long Gun and Ammo Purchases
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The Maryland General Assembly has commenced another legislative session, and several bills have already been introduced that take aim at the firearm industry and law-abiding gun owners.

Senate Bill 113 seeks to decimate the firearm industry by gutting the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). Specifically, SB 113 would allow the Maryland attorney general and others to file suit against the firearm industry for the criminal misuse or unlawful possession of firearms in Maryland. SB 113 has been referred to the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee but has not yet been scheduled for a hearing.

Additionally, Senate Bill 86 would prohibit the possession of a rifle or shotgun by anyone under the age of 21. While there are very limited exceptions, SB 86 removes the ability of adults between 18-20 from not only purchasing a rifle or shotgun for self-defense, hunting, and other recreational purposes, but bars the possession of such firearms. SB 86 would also prohibit the purchase of ammunition by anyone under 21 years of age.

While neither of these bills have been scheduled for a committee vote, please contact the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Chairman, Senator Will Smith, and respectfully urge him to not take these bills up for a vote. Contact information for Senator Smith can be found below:

Senator Will Smith

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