The belly laugh of the past week came from Sen. Nathaniel J. McFadden's comment, "You can get a gun quicker than an apple or an orange in my community" ("Senate OKs bill to curb firearms," March 1). He should have added "if you are one of our neighborhood criminals who steal their guns or buy or borrow them from other criminals."
What hyperbole and an outright lie. From my own experience, buying a pistol in Maryland legally is not easy and requires jumping through many hoops. Criminals don't use shotguns or long rifles except in the movies. What this is all about is Gov. Martin O'Malley elevating himself to national prominence for a hopeful run in 2016.
Good luck and let's keep Mr. O'Malley marching out of Maryland and into obscurity.
Gary Gamber, ReisterstownCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun