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Maryland State Senator Plays Chess While Ignoring Pro-Gun Testimony
Freedom Outpost ^ | February 7, 2013 | Tim Brown

Posted on 02/07/2013 8:16:21 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Last night in Annapolis, Maryland a hearing was conducted on new sweeping gun control proposals for the state via SB 281, the Firearm Safety Act of 2013. State Senator Jamie Raskin (D), an anti-gun advocate, decided to ignore the pro-Second Amendment testimony that others were listening to and instead opted for a game of electronic chess. Just makes you proud doesn’t it citizens of Maryland?

The photo seen here was provided courtesy of the Maryland Shooters Facebook page.

Many commenters on the page were, shall we say, a bit upset at his lack of performance in the role as State Senator.

The first comment pretty much sums them all up, “Nice way to pay attention asshole…can we impeach him? for obvious dereliction of duty?”

Another carried others sentiments, “Very disrespectful to the citizens who were speaking. Shameful.”

One person even sent the picture to all the committee members and listed their emails to make sure they were aware that their colleague wasn’t exactly giving a “fair hearing” to the speaker.

While Raskin obviously wanted people to listen on the Governor’s gun safety package, which is not about safety at all but elimination of certain types of weapons, it doesn’t seem he was interested in paying attention to the other side.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; annapolis; banglist; guncontrol; gunday; gungrabber; hearing; jamieraskin; liberals; marylandsenate; rkba; sb281; secondamendment
Photos, tweets and Bongino video in original.
1 posted on 02/07/2013 8:16:27 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Jamie Raskin, the low-info voters’ choice!

Maryland “Freak State” PING!

2 posted on 02/07/2013 8:17:20 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Admin Moderator

This is an excerpt. There are more details in the original article.

3 posted on 02/07/2013 8:23:32 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Mayor Mumbles of Boston and his cronies want Vermont to have no weapons so that Mass citizens cannot buy in Vermont and bring into Mass.- and wants feds illegalize interstate transport of weapons =Commie bastards

4 posted on 02/07/2013 8:30:26 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Marchione.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
My guess? Secret Stalinist.

5 posted on 02/07/2013 8:37:10 PM PST by Travis McGee (
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Hide yo wives and hide yo kids. This guy looks like a flake. I wonder if they ever had cause to monitor his computer downloads?

6 posted on 02/07/2013 8:41:35 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
*laugh* Too funny! My favourites:

Sara : someone could have edited his screen. just cause its on the internet, dosent make it true!

Dave : Yep just because it's on the Internet doesn't make it true. Like Obama's birth certificate.

7 posted on 02/07/2013 8:41:43 PM PST by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Maryland is a farcical, one-party, inept, nanny-state. It would be funny except the left’s stupidity is so harmful to everyone, including the stranded few sane Americans, that live in that gulag.

8 posted on 02/07/2013 8:57:35 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: VeniVidiVici
This guy looks like a flake.

Notice anything?

Yeah, you got it...

Sen. Richard Madaleno (D-Montgomery County), one of the lead sponsors and longtime supporters of the Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Act, known as HB 235, joined LGBT activists in expressing outrage over the Senate’s action.

Sen. C. Anthony Muse (D-Prince George’s County) asked whether the bill would have an impact on private citizens seeking to choose a roommate in a private home. Muse also asked whether the bill’s proposed ban on employment discrimination would force the Boy Scouts organization to hire a transgender person or prevent any employer from establishing a dress code.

Sen. Jamie Raskin (D-Montgomery County), one of the lead sponsors and supporters of the bill served as floor manager for what was expected to be a lengthy Senate floor debate. Raskin told Muse the bill would not cover people in private homes looking for roommates.

Sen. Jamie Raskin (D-Montgomery County) (Blade photo by Michael Key)

“If you’re looking for a roommate, you can discriminate on any basis you want,” he said.

Raskin said the bill would cover the Boy Scouts organization for employment purposes, but said a transgender person seeking a job with the Boy Scouts would have to meet all other requirements for the job, including appropriate dress codes. He said the Boy Scouts, like any other employer, could not refuse to hire someone solely because of their status as a transgender person under the bill’s provisions.

The communist agenda "liberal and progressive" donks are incredibly predictable.

9 posted on 02/07/2013 9:47:22 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’m in his friggin district.

10 posted on 02/08/2013 4:00:38 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (01-21-13, Obama declares war on The Constitution of the United States)
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother

His district is Montgomery County. Naryland’s most liberal county.
He is a professor of law at American university, and he may as well have been playing chess as we all know how he will vote anyway.

I would bet he lost.

11 posted on 02/08/2013 5:21:04 AM PST by Venturer
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