Thursday, March 10, 2016

MD Dem Sen: We Won’t Stop Gun Control Push Until Death Toll Hits ‘Zero’

MD Dem Sen: We Won’t Stop Gun Control Push Until Death Toll Hits ‘Zero’
by AWR Hawkins 9 Mar 2016
On March 9, Maryland state senator Jamie Raskin (D-Montgomery County) said he and his colleagues will not quit pushing gun control until they have an annual “death toll of zero” in the state.

He was reacting to Second Amendment supporters who believe the latest gun control push in Maryland is unwarranted, as the state already has very stringent laws in place.

According to CBS Baltimore, Raskin and his colleagues are pushing a gun control measure which will broaden handgun background checks to include all long guns too. Another measure will broaden the state’s list of prohibited gun owners, so that those “convicted of domestic violence surrender their guns to law enforcement or federally licensed gun dealers.”

Second Amendment supporters say the legislation is unneeded and therefore just another limit on law-abiding citizens’ ability to exercise their right to keep and bear arms. Some believe the new gun control is simply being pushed as a way to expand the paper trail for guns under ATF purview.

But senator Raskin made clear that he has no plans to quit pushing the gun control, saying, “We’re going to stop when we get to a death toll of zero in the state of Maryland. That’s when we’re going stop.” Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s Jennifer Stapleton spoke in the favor of the new gun control, too. She claimed it would decrease the number of guns in the hands of “dangerous people,” thereby leading to “less deaths.”

Stapleton did not say how she and other gun control supporters plan to get street criminals and gang members to undergo background checks before buying the guns they plan to use to carry out their criminal activity.

Jamie Raskin
Jamie Raskin is a Maryland State Senate senator, and a professor at the American University.

Note: Gary D. Cohn is a trustee at the American University, and a trustee at the Harlem Children's Zone.
George Soros was a benefactor for the Harlem Children's Zone, and the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Harlem Children's Zone.
John J. Mack was a benefactor for the Harlem Children's Zone, and is an advisory board member for Everytown for Gun Safety.
Michael R. Bloomberg was a benefactor for the Harlem Children's Zone, the New York (NY) mayor, a contributor for the Americans for Responsible Solutions, is the founder of Everytown for Gun Safety, a co-chair for the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and the founder of Bloomberg LP.
Americans for Responsible Solutions is a Gun safety, Gun Control” PAC for guns.
Everytown for Gun Safety is a Gun safety, Gun Control” group for guns.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns is a Gun safety, Gun Control” group for guns.
Raben Group is the lobby firm for Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Robert Raben is the president of the Raben Group, and was an assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and a federal regulatory agency for guns.
David Rhodes was the head of US television for Bloomberg LP, and is the president of the CBS News.

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