As I write this, I am in the joint hearing room listening to freedom-loving Marylanders testify in opposition to HB 294. These proud men and women, around 5,000, took off, losing a day's pay, to stand up for their right to bear arms; I am honored to be in the same room with them.
You can rest assured that I will continue to hold firmly to my position on the Second Amendment: "I believe, in accord with the founders, that our right to own firearms stands next in importance to the constitution itself. Firearms represent our liberty and are the keystone to our independence. I believe that an atmosphere of armed citizenry restrains evil — and deserves a place of honor and respect in our society. I absolutely uphold the right of individuals to keep and bear arms, a right which antedated the Constitution, and was solemnly confirmed by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. I have always supported and defended the law-abiding citizen's God-given right to gun ownership because self-defense is the key to maintaining life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
I vote against HB 294/SB281.
Del. Glen Glass
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