First day of October brings new gun laws into effect in Maryland
SALISBURY, Md. – It’s the first day of October which means Maryland now has three new gun laws that go into effect starting today. Among those new laws includes the controversial red flag law which allows family members and law enforcement to ask a judge to temporarily confiscate firearms from gun owners who may pose a risk to themselves or others. Also taking effect today includes a law that requires convicted domestic abusers to surrender their guns to law enforcement or a firearms dealers. And, the sale and possession of bump stocks and other rapid-fire accessories are now banned in the state.
“We are going to continue as a Maryland legislature to ensure that we can figure out ways to curtail violence. Overall put again in tools to help our professionals be able to do their jobs more efficiently but also to be able to help somebody to maintain a life and that’s really what it’s all about,” said Maryland Delegate for District 37A Sheree Sample-Hughes.
Sample-Hughes adds that these new gun laws are just the beginning of creating a safe and peaceful environment for each and every resident in the state of Maryland.