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  •  No just a Washington Post summary of the proposal (0+ / 0-)

    sorry, I am not sure how to find the exact text of the legislation that he is proposing.

    •  Also from the State of the State Address (0+ / 0-)

      MOM delivered January 31st:

      Every life is needed.  Every life is important.  And every day there is more that we must do.

      We lose far too many American lives to gun violence.

      Who can watch the sad images of the last several weeks, who can see the pictures of those young faces, and honestly say that we are doing enough?

      Louis in Montgomery County, who joins us also the Gallery, writes this letter, quote:  “My wife Dorothy,… and I urgently request your ardent support for a comprehensive ban on all deadly assault weapons,… I am a 92-year old veteran of WWII who spent four years in the service of my beloved country.  I believe fervently in our Constitution.  What I do not believe in is this,…the right to own weapons which should only be used by the military,…”

      Four years ago, with Lt. Governor Brown’s leadership, this Assembly took action to protect the victims of domestic violence from the threat of guns. This year, I ask that you take further action, and in a comprehensive way.

      I ask you to ban the sale of military assault weapons in Maryland.   I ask you to require a license for the purchase of all handguns – but not hunting rifles.  I ask that you help improve mental health treatment and information sharing, and to expand crisis intervention.     I also ask that you invest in security upgrades in our schools.

      "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

      by Navy Vet Terp on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 05:20:20 PM PST

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