View Full Version : National gun registry gets head start as Maryland compromises gun owners’ privacy

09-11-2013, 08:38 PM

Over the weekend, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/martin-omalley/) and the Maryland State Police (http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/maryland-state-police/) released the confidential information of people applying for firearms purchases to five massive state agencies. The stated purpose, according to a police statement Saturday night, was to speed up the processing of a backlog of 39,000 applications.

The backlog was created by the public response to Mr. O'Malley (http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/martin-omalley/)’s radical new gun-control laws that kick in on Oct. 1, requiring anyone who wants to buy a handgun to submit to fingerprinting, licensing and the completion of a four-hour training course. This will be just like the mandatory course the District of Columbia did away with last year after concluding it was entirely unnecessary.

Citizens of states without such restrictions may wonder why the police (http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/maryland-state-police/) are involved at all in the purchase of a firearm. Mr. O'Malley (http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/martin-omalley/), a Democrat with ambitions for higher office, does not allow federally licensed dealers to have direct contact with the FBI (http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/federal-bureau-of-investigation/)’s National Instant Background Check System. Maryland law demands that a dealer go through the state police (http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/maryland-state-police/) for the background check before releasing a gun.

However, what is supposed to be a seven-day process has stretched much longer. Mr. O'Malley (http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/martin-omalley/) refuses to rectify the situation by allowing the dealers to conduct the background checks themselves. Apparently, he will do anything to make it harder to get a gun, even if dealers are releasing guns to prohibited people to follow state law.

The first step anti-gun officials take, is to slow down the approval process. Then they use that as an excuse to give out CONFIDENTIAL information. Please my MD friends, work to get these people thrown out of office.

09-11-2013, 09:09 PM
A buddy from back in MD just sent me this in relation to this story. LOL.