The General Assembly is set to begin hearings this week on the most controversial gun legislation it has seen in more than a decade.
Maryland Gun Control
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
The fairly regular event at the Maryland State Fairgrounds drew an early line Friday and is expected to grow Saturday.
Gun enthusiasts lined up around Exhibition Hall at the Maryland State Fairgrounds Friday, drawn to this weekend's gun show because of fears about possible new laws in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre "Because people are scared," Neil Kravitz, a spokesman for the gun show, said. "The minute they say the word 'gun ban' 300 million guns are going to change hands. "It’s no different than going on the air and saying 'there’s going to be a snowstorm,'" he continued. "Then [the supermarkets] run out of toilet paper. There is no difference." Increased gun control has been something many local leaders, such as County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Police Chief Jim Johnson, as well as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police …