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Maryland: Veto Overrides on Private Transfer Ban Bills

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Today, the House of Delegates will consider overriding Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of House Bill 4. Tomorrow, the Senate will consider overriding his veto of Senate Bill 208. Please click the “Take Action” button to ask your lawmakers not to override the vetoes.

Senate Bill 208 and House Bill 4 ban the sale or transfer of long guns between private individuals without first paying fees and obtaining government permission. Firearm transfers such as loans and gifts between friends, neighbors, or fellow hunters, are not exempted. Research shows such proposals have no impact on violent crime, as criminals obtain the vast majority of their firearms through theft or straw purchases.

Again, please contact your lawmakers and ask them to sustain Gov. Hogan’s vetoes of SB 208 and HB 4.

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