From Del. Glen Glass:
Maryland State Delegate Glen Glass, member of the Ways and Means Committee and Gaming Subcommittee, made the following statement regarding the Special Session on gambling.
“It is my understanding that important issues other than gambling, such as Pit Bulls and gun rights, may now be on the agenda during the Special Session. I feel that I have no choice but to be in Annapolis to vote on these important issues. The Pit Bull issue is one of major concern since I am myself a responsible pet owner and Marylanders are being forced out of their homes by their current landlords who face new liability issues under a recent court ruling. Because my constituents and I love animals, I have to fight for them. I am an avid supporter of Second Amendment rights, and it is always an emergency when gun ownership is under attack.
Once again, I would like to reiterate that in the history of the United States, no state has ever expanded gaming before first opening and stabilizing the legislated casinos and examining how they perform. A Special Session is for emergencies only, and the expansion of gambling does not constitute an emergency.”