Thursday, April 04, 2013

Maryland Deliberately Delaying Firearms Background Checks Until New Gun Grab Law Passes

The deep Blue, Democrat-ruled States are seemingly having a contest with each other to see whose laws can damage Second Amendment laws the most. And they'll use any means fair or foul to accomplish it.

Prospective gun buyers in the state of Maryland are experiencing unheard of delays in getting background checks processed, according to sources like the Maryland Shooter's Forum.The process usually takes 7 days, but delays of 3 weeks are now the norm.

The Maryland Star-Democrat reported on the unheard of delay, but blames it on the fact that Maryland is subject to Federal as well as state laws. The gaping hole in that nonsense is that Maryland gun buyers have always been subject to the same laws - so why the delay now?

The answer to our riddle? Maryland's Democrats just shoved the strictest gun laws in the country though the state legislature and sent it to Governor Martin O'Malley for his signature. And the new law will prevent most of the delayed buyers from getting the firearms they purchased weeks ago.



The connection is obvious...the background checks were deliberately delayed until the new law passed in order to deny Maryland residents their Second Amendment rights

The new law bans yet another large group of weapons, limits magazines to 10 rounds, and forces handgun buyers to be fingerprinted like criminals and submit their fingerprints to state police.

And Maryland already has stiff laws, including universal statewide background checks and a seven-day waiting period to buy a gun, twice that of most states.

The bill also calls for $25 million for schools to invest in security such as locks, cameras and buzzer entrance systems s well as $4.6 million implement the bill and pay for state police employees to enforce the law.

Some of that money may very well end being raised by an increased tax on ammunition,or mandatory liability insurance for gun owners. These tactics are all being discussed by the usual suspects as I write this.

If you live in a Blue State, this and more is undoubtedly coming your way soon.

Crossposted at Mr. Conservative

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

It has been over 7 weeks since I filled out the applications to purchase a gun - still waiting!

Patricia Mills said...

I as well am at 8 weeks.

Anonymous said...

I am currently at 8 weeks and understand from my dealer that he just received March 2 applications back. Waiting time is now at 9 weeks. I am retired law enforcement with a Top Secret security clearance and a former Maryland prosecutor.

Rob said...

Gosh, it's taking longer for all of you to be able to take possession of firearms you legally purchased than it would for you to get foodstamps and welfare...

That's what we've come to.

Anonymous said...

9 weeks and counting... thank god my home or family isnt in "imminent" danger...
vet with a security clearence.

Anonymous said...

This is crazy. This governor in Maryland wants to become president. I am at 9 weeks. On October 1, Maryland gun industries will end. All because of these new laws. Thanks for squashing my second amendment RIGHTS Mr. Governor

Anonymous said...

After 10weeks I just got word. I'm on hold until I can provide complete records of a 1981 shoplifting charge. (I walked out of a supermarket with a bottle of fruit juice when I was 17.) Once I forward the 1981 case records from Illinois, Maryland estimates at least 2 more weeks for a final decision. Depending on the dollar amount of the fine and the value of the stolen beverage,MD will decide whether I can take posession of the gun I purchased OR whether it is a felony for me to posess a gun in this state, including those I already own. I haven't even had a speeding ticket in 25 years. If this isn't infringement,then what is?

Anonymous said...

Maryland background check will deny transfer/purchase of firearm if they find a conviction. I walked out of a grocery store without paying for a bottle of fruit juice in 1981 in Illinois when I was 17. That record can not be expunged. This means additional fees and months of additional paperwork and reviews to determine if I can even legally own a firearm in maryland now.

Chalk this up as one more success story, where background checks are keeping guns out of the hands of criminals.

Anonymous said...

Still waiting. 9 weeks now! This is ridiculous!

Mike said...

11 weeks and still waiting. Gun shop says that it will be at least two more weeks and that they did not receive returned paperwork for anyone for a 1 week period. I have a security clearance for a defense contractor.