Annapolis: Lawmakers to take on controversial gun bill Monday
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – In Annapolis, lawmakers are preparing for a day full of gun legislation hearings. On Monday, one of the controversial pieces of legislation that’s expected to be heard includes a bill on firearm regulations. Currently, democratic legislators are pushing to pass House bill 612, which would alter the definition of a regulated firearm. To include a Colt A-R 15 Sporter Rifle within the definition of an assault long gun. And anyone who’s purchased this type of gun after 2013 would have to return it. But some local lawmakers feel this bill wouldn’t address the real gun violence issue.
“That gun has never killed anyone and we keep punishing people who follow the law for people who break the law and that’s a fundamental problem and I don’t know how you fix that other than I think if we enforce the laws we currently you might find that there be a difference in some of these things,” said Delegate Steven Arentz (R-District 36).
This bill is expected to be heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Monday February 25th at 10 AM.