Second Amendment

House to Hear Gun Bills Tomorrow

indexGun bill day in the House is tomorrow, March 4th in the Judiciary Committee hearing room at 1pm. If you are able brave the weather and come to testify, or come stand with your fellow gun owners and patriots. Last year you came in droves to protest SB281 and you were not heard by those in Annapolis who wish to be your overlords. Do not let them break your conviction and your will. Don’t let them silence you!

For a complete list of legislation being heard tomorrow,tap here.

My bill, HB995- Firearms Freedom Act is on the docket. This bill’s intention is to declare that Maryland will not participate in any Federal gun ban. This does not affect gun laws passed in Maryland- Delegate Smigiel has introduced several important pieces of legislation seeking to restore gun rights in Maryland and I co- sponsored and support them fully.

HB 955 was important to introduce because it deals with the possibility of an Unconstitutional Federal ban on guns or types of guns. I want Maryland Citizens protected from Federal action should this come to pass. Please consider testifying in FAVOR of HB 955 while you are in Annapolis tomorrow.

If you have any questions or would like to testify, please call my office at 410-841-3047

If you can’t come, you can watch the hearings online. Tap here and select Judiciary once the hearing starts.

 

Gun Legislation, Chesapeake Bay and Bond Bills

Gun Rights – Regretfully, Maryland refuses to recognize the legitimate and inalienable right to Keep and Bear Arms. Last year’s sweeping gun ban passed despite huge opposition from the public has done little to address or curtail violence in Maryland, and has had a huge negative effect on personal liberty and private property.

There is no Constitutional provision that supports Maryland’s position that all firearms must be registered with the State and that you must hold a State issued permit to lawfully carry a firearm. I have always held and voted that every Law-Abiding citizen has the right to own and carry a firearm without a permit. After all, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Vermont, Wyoming and Oklahoma, do not require a permit to carry a firearm in public. Additional information on Constitutional Carry states.

Gun Bills Introduced in MD- keep in mind this list will grow as session continues.

Maryland Shall Issue is the leading local activist group in Maryland dedicated to restoring gun rights to citizens. They are a great resource of information regarding this issue.

Maryland Legislative Watch does a great job summarizing proposed legislation and provides links to email your legislator all in one convenient place.

The Chesapeake Bay and the Rain Tax– For decades now, we have heard about the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The Legislature over that time has implemented various forms of taxes and fees intent on addressing the issue of water quality. Unfortunately this has been a ruse. In fact the money spent has primarily been used to grow the Maryland Department of the Environment to the point that it now employees 937 State employees. Regretfully the growth of MDE has done little to nothing to improve the quality of the Chesapeake Bay.

HB11- authorizes Bay Restoration funds to be used to disconnect septic systems and to connect those homes to municipal waste water treatment facilities. The untold story is that it is those municipal facilities that dump hundreds of millions of gallons of untreated raw sewage into the bay every year. Now HB11 proposes to add additional load to an already failing municipal facility.

HB12-On the surface this bill would appear to provide funding for the implementation of the latest technology in septic systems within local jurisdictions whereby a percentage of the cost is paid by the government. What this bill and all of the issues pertaining to Bay Restoration fail to recognize (not by accident) is the fact that the primary cause of contamination in our waterways are the failures of waste water treatment plants and infrastructure. See the links below for overflow reports for 2013 alone.

SB01- Rightly recognizes that a homeowner using the latest nitrogen removing technology in a septic system should be exempted from any further expense related to environmental fees. The cost of the latest technology can run upwards of 20 thousand dollars. Because the State is only interested in raising revenue, its unlikely to pass.

Understanding sewage overflow issues

Pumping Station Overflow Report 2013

List of legislation regarding the Chesapeake Bay

BOND BILLS

A bond bill is a piece of legislation that starts with the words “Creation of State Debt” The fact that bond bills are debt should be enough that no Legislator would sponsor such a bill when we continue to raise taxes and fees claiming all along that we simply don’t have enough revenue to support the needs of the State. These Bills are the “Pork Projects” of your local State Legislators.

For this reason no Legislator should ask for or support any such legislation. I will NOT support any Legislation that increases state debt

See the growing list of pet projects that you the tax payer are footing the bill for.

Continue to check back as I will regularly update with new information and legislation to keep an eye on.

 

 

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Congratulations to the Winners of the Raffle! Thank You to all who participated.

First I want to say thank you to all who supported me by purchasing tickets, or selling tickets or spreading the word. However you helped, it is much appreciated from the bottom of my heart.

The drawing was held today at 1pm in front of a small but enthusiastic group of patriots. Special thanks to Fifers Seafood for letting us use their parking lot and for all their help. Please show them some love the next time you are in the mood for good seafood!

I am happy to congratulate Aaron McDonagh of Crownsville and Peter Clark of Arnold for winning the AK-47 and AR-15!

Again, sincerest appreciation to all!

Constitutionally Yours,

Don

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Operation DINO

Friends, I am considering spearheading “Operation DINO” state wide!!! DINO stands for Democrat in name only.

Here’s why: In Maryland, the Democrat primary controls for the most part, the elections in three major jurisdictions. Prince Georges, Montgomery County and Baltimore City. If the gun community alone follows me in this strategic plan, we can have a real effect on the next statewide election. What we have been doing for decades is NOT working. We are losing the war on our Inalienable Rights. It’s time we fight back strategically and quickly to save our State.

I am considering registering Democrat in order that I may lead a legitimate movement (www.freestatedinos.com) to VOTE OUT the hard left liberals who are hell bent on taking away our liberties and our Constitutionally protected rights. I will likely make this decision within a few days. If you would like to give me your opinion please visit me on Face Book and respond to my post.

We must do all we can to defend the State & United States Constitutions. I truly fear that we are about to lose yet again more of our constitutionally protected rights here in Maryland.

Maryland politicians have no fear of a few thousand angry and determined Republicans. However, A few thousand angry and determined Democrats can do significant damage to a primary.

For example: Karen Montgomery is a co-sponsor of SB281 that infringes on your right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Sen. Karen Montgomery barely won her primary in 2010 by 116 VOTES!! Can we enlist just 200 DINO’s in District 14 to take her out?

Will you follow me?

For more information go to freestatedinos.com   To join me change your party affiliation NOW- Voter Registration Online

 

Operation DINO (Democrat in Name Only)

Why?

  • In Maryland the Democrat primary controls for the most part the majority of our elections. If enough people who disagree with the ultra hard left position changes their party affiliation and votes in the primary- we can have a real impact on the next statewide election.
  • Many far left politicians, protected from ever losing their seat in BLUE Maryland, act with impunity and disregard for the Constitution. Example: SB 281/ HB 294 ( for several days thousands of citizens converged on Annapolis to oppose, yet the bills are still being pushed through)
  • Many of those legislators who sponsored and are committed to voting for SB 281 / HB 294 and directly ignoring the voice of their constituents, their oath of office and the US Constitution are in fact, clearly defeat-able in the primary.
  • By using the primary to hold these and any future legislators of the Majority Party RESPONSIBLE, liberty minded citizens of Maryland can effectively bring about CHANGE.

More Examples- 2010 primary results:

Senate

Forehand is a SB281 co-sponsor.

Jennie M. Forehand 4129

Cheryl C. Kagan 3773

Margin: 356 votes.

Manno is a SB281 co-sponsor.

Roger P. Manno 5892

Mike Lenett 5020

Margin: 872 votes

House:

Luedtke is a co-sponsor of HB 294

Eric Luedtke 3696

Jodi Finkelstein 3154 – closest challenger

Margin: 542 votes

Kelley is a co-sponsor of HB 294

Ariana Kelly 5129

Kyle Lierman 4773- closest challenger

Margin: 356 votes