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Maryland Gov. Wants to Require a License to Own a Handgun
Political Outcast ^ | February 7, 2013 | Gary DeMar

Posted on 02/07/2013 6:16:16 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley wants state lawmakers to consider passing legislation that would require residents to obtain a license before purchasing a handgun. Such a law would be an impediment to a constitutional guarantee for which there is no such requirement.

I find it interesting that liberals attack the requirement that a person needs to show identification in order to vote, but they will put multiple restrictions on people who have a right to keep and bear arms as set down in the Constitution.

Unlike the Second Amendment, there is no absolute right to vote. Consider the 26th Amendment that was added to the Constitution in 1971 mainly in reaction to the draft and the Vietnam War. Draftees argued that if they were old enough to be drafted to fight and die for their country at 18 years of age, then they should have a right to vote for the people who start the wars. Section 1 of the Amendment reads:

“The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.”

Notice that the 26th Amendment says that being 18 is not enough. An 18-year-old must be a citizen of the United States. Not just any 18-year-old can vote. In order to get around liberal insistence that voters should not have to show identification in order to vote, state officials check for the age of the voter. Once this is established, the potential voter will have to show proof of citizenship. Age and citizenship go together. The 26th Amendment, unlike the 2nd Amendment includes an age and citizenship requirement.

The 2nd Amendment guarantees “the right of the people to keep and bear arms.” Nothing is said about identifying who these people are or their age. Unlike voting, you do not have to prove you’re a citizen or are of a certain age in order to own a gun.

Let’s apply Gov. O’Malley’s call for state lawmakers to pass legislation that would require residents to obtain a license before purchasing a handgun. What would happen if he and other governors passed laws that would require people who engage in religious practices to get a license? There was a time when ministers were required to register with the State. An example of this is the 1662 Act of Uniformity in Great Britain. In 1658, John Bunyan (1628–1688), author of Pilgrim’s Progress, was arrested for preaching without a license.

Maybe it’s time that newspapers secure a license before they can comment on the news. Heaven knows there is been many examples of poor journalism and outright lies published by the press.

Any time a person wants to engage in public speech, a license would have to be obtained from government officials. If you wanted to petition the government for a redress of grievances, a guarantee of the First Amendment, you would have to get a license from the governmental entity that you wanted to petition to air your grievances.

Some might say that we already have some of these restrictions. If that’s true, then let’s not give into any more restrictions on our God-given and constitutional freedoms.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maryland; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; 2ndamendment; banglist; billofrights; freedomofassembly; freedomofreligion; freedomofspeech; freedomofthepress; guncontrol; licensing; martinomalley; registration; rkba; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/07/2013 6:16:22 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


2 posted on 02/07/2013 6:17:15 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Mark my words, we will all be hearing from O’Malice in the coming years.

He shadows Obeyme and is ‘the best Baltimore has to offer’.

Be afraid.


3 posted on 02/07/2013 6:20:37 PM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

First Amendment Reform... do you have your thinking license yet? We can’t let all those crazies spout unapproved ideas in public, after all and it’s not fair for all those all those people who can’t think for themselves for everyone else to have the freedom to think, so this has to happen. //sarcasm


4 posted on 02/07/2013 6:24:47 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

For those who unfortunately are unable to read, or score poorly in reading comprehension, please take note of the following words...

SHALL. NOT. BE. INFRINGED.

I understand that today’s public school education is a bit lacking. If you require assistance interpreting those words, please feel free to consult someone fluent in ENGLISH. (Which in itself, I understand, my be problematic.)


5 posted on 02/07/2013 6:30:50 PM PST by LaybackLenny (Bibi Netanyahu: de facto "Leader of (what's left of) the Free World")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

note to Gov. of Maryland...

and how much will this cost???

more bucks in state coffers?

oh heck...
WHAT DOES IT MATTER!!!


6 posted on 02/07/2013 6:31:21 PM PST by haircutter
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To: Salamander

>> He ... is ‘the best Baltimore has to offer’.

That’s pretty sad, superbowl win or no.

Note to self: scratch “visit Baltimore” off of bucket list. :-)


7 posted on 02/07/2013 6:31:37 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Next you will be required to wear a yellow G on your chest for Gunowner and submit to mandatory inspections.


8 posted on 02/07/2013 6:40:10 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
O'mally agrees with Obama.


9 posted on 02/07/2013 6:40:59 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I do not see any requirement to use the 2nd Amendment, I do see a Right and Duty to be at all times ARMED. Now what will these Ass Hats do about that?

“The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed and that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property, and freedom of press.” Thomas Jefferson

MOLON LABE

10 posted on 02/07/2013 6:47:59 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416 "It’s one thing to make a law, It’s another to enforce it.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

My assault rifle is not illegal ... its undocumented.


11 posted on 02/07/2013 7:01:12 PM PST by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: haircutter

How much will it cost?

In Massachusetts, a “License to Carry” costs $100 for a six-year renewal. And without the LTC, you cannot own a handgun. Period. (Criminals excepted, of course.)


12 posted on 02/07/2013 7:05:09 PM PST by DNME (Without the Constitution, there is no legitimate U.S. government. Period.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

>> Next you will be required to wear a yellow G on your chest for Gunowner and submit to mandatory inspections.

heh...

There’s just one, small (.22 to .50) problem with that concept...

Think “muzzle bore”.

“Yeah, sure, sew that yellow “G” right HERE, byotch.”


13 posted on 02/07/2013 7:08:34 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: dartuser
Now that needs to become a slogan and a rallying cry for gun owners Second Amendment defenders!
14 posted on 02/07/2013 7:09:16 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: dartuser

Having “lived” in THE Freak state...and escaped last year...I can assure all that omally is the pentultimate pin-head asshat moonbat loser. One can only hope he is jailed soon.


15 posted on 02/07/2013 7:10:46 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This sort of thing is why I am now a Virginian. Until the libtards in the DC suburbs manage to f**k up the Commonwealth the way they already have the Peoples Democratic State of Maryland, I am happy to live in a “Shall Issue” state.


16 posted on 02/07/2013 7:12:36 PM PST by RebelBanker (May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.)
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To: Nervous Tick

~Nobody~ goes to Balto unless they have to.


17 posted on 02/07/2013 7:19:37 PM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The irony of Maryland’s mottoe being “The Free State” is simply obscene given the fascist cabal in Annapolis. As a soon-to-be-former Maryland resident, there is simply no scheme too stalinist for O’Malley and his cronies.

My prediction for 2016 is that if the vapid grifter does indeed leave office — by no means a certainty — the three front runners for the nomination will be unrepentant Leninist governors: O’Malley, Coumo, and Patrick. My money is on Patrick at the top of the ticket with the grifter’s blessing, as the retiring incumbent will be at that time the most popular president in the history of the nation, which is a sorrowful evaluation of the nation.


18 posted on 02/07/2013 7:31:10 PM PST by crusher (Political Correctness: Stalinism Without the Charm)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Am still really steamed Maryland is now in the Big Ten.

But looking at all those other purple states, not much too much room to complain.


19 posted on 02/07/2013 8:34:46 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Go ahead merryland, enact your crazy gun control laws. It’ll be the equivalent of declaring open season on the residents of maryland. Maybe some obscene violence and active looting will change their minds. After all, if one were a criminal, knowing the state government was running interference for you, one would conclude the you would be ripe for plundering and pillaging.


20 posted on 02/07/2013 8:37:39 PM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
(Art.) Maybe it’s time that newspapers secure a license before they can comment on the news. Heaven knows there is been many examples of poor journalism and outright lies published by the press.

Hmmmm. Organize a press conspiracy like Ezra Klein of the WaPo did, and lose your license to file newspaper/TV news stories? Lose your license to air/print news?

I can hear the screams of outrage now .....

21 posted on 02/07/2013 11:36:25 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: EXCH54FE

Romanian term limits, anyone?

This is class warfare pure & simple, waged by those in power who are sympathetic to Marxist views, and gun owners are the class enemy, subject to extermination in the name of “progress”.

Google the term “kulak” for clarification.


22 posted on 02/08/2013 3:53:36 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: factoryrat

Maryland already has the fourth highest murder rate in the country despite the already draconian gun laws here.

And if it weren’t for the undeclared border war with Mexico and the complete corruption of the NOLA PD, we’d be number one.

One good thing to come out of this is that it will kill Clownshoes O’Malley’s chances of ever becoming POTUS...


23 posted on 02/08/2013 5:27:42 AM PST by Velvet_Jones
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’ve already got one, douchebag. It’s over 230 years old and it NEVER expires.


24 posted on 02/08/2013 5:28:44 AM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What part of ‘shall NOT infringe’ doesn’t this Governor understand??/

He needs to be voted out of office.


25 posted on 02/08/2013 11:53:13 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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