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Petition Maryland's unconstitutional gun bill to referendum

I support the wish that the Sun's editorial staff has made ("Make our day," April 9) that Gov. Martin O'Malley's firearm legislation be sent to referendum, but for different reasons.

First, it will give the law abiding citizens more time to buy the lawful guns. Second, it will give sufficient time for the supporters of the Second Amendment to educate the Maryland voting population that it is not the guns (or knives, poison, ropes, baseball bats, cars, etc.) that kill, it is the people (criminals, mental deranged people) doing the killing. Third, it will give more time for the voters to use their clear thinking analytical powers instead of their emotional response to a tragedy in order to try and reduce murders in Maryland.

Fourth, just in case the Maryland population still does understand the concept of holding the person responsible and not the instrument used for the murder, it gives the lawyers time to prepare legal briefs that will challenge the law's mandates in federal court, as they are a clear violation of the Second Amendment. Yes, I agree, please make our day.

Ron Wirsing, Havre de Grace

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