Kathy Szeliga

Controversial Harford bills to arm churchgoers, teachers going nowhere in General Assembly session

Controversial Harford bills to arm churchgoers, teachers going nowhere in General Assembly session

Two controversial handgun carry bills sponsored by Harford County legislators – one to arm churchgoers and the other to arm teachers and other school employees – have gone nowhere in the 2018 Maryland General Assembly session.

Del. Kathy Szeliga, one of the sponsors of what was called the Parishioner Protection Act of 2018, said she will try again next year as she expects her bill won’t leave the House Judiciary Committee before the session ends at midnight Monday.

House Bill 758 had a hearing March 6, but “with Monday being the end of session, I’m sure it won’t come up for a vote,” Szeliga said Wednesday.

Meanwhile, one local Episcopal Church pastor, who actively...

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