On May 22, 2013, the Carroll County Commissioners approved the "Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms" Resolution No. 884-2013, unanimously.
Resolution No. 884-2013 states that it is the desire of the Board of Commissioners "to declare its support of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and the Maryland Constitution protecting citizens' inalienable and individual right to keep and bear arms," and begins by declaring Carroll County, Maryland as a "Second Amendment Sanctuary County." Stating that the Board of Commissioners "reasonably believe" the Maryland Safety Firearms Act (the "MSFA," passed by the Maryland General Assembly in its 2013 session) to be unconstitutional, and directs that the "Carroll County Government will not authorize or appropriate government funds, resources, employees, agencies, contractors, buildings, detention centers or offices for the purpose of enforcing any element of the MSFA that infringes on the right of the people to keep and bear arms." The Resolution then spells out exactly what it will not do. To read the Resolution, click here.
My FAMILY "Firearm Safety Act"
Daughter #1 takes aim
Daughter #2 practices the "don't mess with me" look
Mom hits the bullseye
In 2000, then-Governor Parris Glendenning sponsored the first major 'gun control' legislation. That year, in direct response to this bill, I took my family to Continental Arms where we all took the class on gun safety and, practiced shooting for the first time. I bought a Smith & Wesson Ladysmith 357 revolver, and a gun safe in which to keep it.
Taking the course actually gave me a more substantial respect for guns, and my two daughters appreciated the opportunity to learn about guns in a tangible way. As you can see, my younger daughter decided that knowing how to handle a gun -- combined with the "look"-- made her a far less likely victim of crime.
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