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Harassment in Maryland

If you think Maryland will just be harassing criminals with this new initiative, you’re nuts.

Leading officials from Maryland, the District and Prince George’s County will announce a set of initiatives today aimed at cracking down on gun trafficking, tightening laws that govern firearms use and improving information-sharing among law enforcement agencies.

The effort will focus on stepping up inspections at firearms shops, increasing the number of sting operations at gun shows and ensuring that people on parole or probation sign notices acknowledging that they are prohibited from owning firearms, authorities said.

Ah, the old “targeting gun shows” routine.   Where have we seen that before?  Of course, we know criminals don’t target gun shows themselves, so this is going to be another case of authorities harassing legal gun buyers.

I’d also like to know how that signed piece of paper is going to keep the criminal from obtaining a gun and shooting someone.  I’m pretty sure that criminals really don’t care whether they are prohibited from owning a gun or not.   But hey, at least they are doing something, right?

2 Responses to “Harassment in Maryland”

  1. straightarrow says:

    I don’t go to many gunshows, but I don’t take too well to bullying either. In fact, I have been known to get downright fractious about it.

  2. Well, come to MD…we could use the help in responding to said bullying.

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