From Delegate Kathy Szeliga:
Historically Busy Week!
This was our busiest week yet. Welcome to another edition of the Delegate Szeliga Weekly Update!
Today 1000’s once again gathered in Annapolis to speak out about the challenges of the Governor’s, “Firearms Safety Act of 2013.” I want to thank everyone who stood in long lines and waited patiently to testify on the various bills.
I’ve never seen the House of Delegates like this! There were at least four rooms set up for people to wait to testify. TVs were set up in each room for people to watch the hearings live.
There were at least 1200 people who signed up to testify, representing both sides of the issue.
Check out our “Youtube” video with interviews from concerned Marylanders from across the state.
Also, I want to update you on the town hall meeting coming up on March 16th. This press release was sent out earlier today:
Town Hall Meeting on
Proposed Firearm Legislation
(Annapolis) March 1, 2013 – Today, Delegates Kathy Szeliga, Susan Aumann, Joe Boteler, Rick Impallaria, Pat McDonough & Senator J.B. Jennings announced their upcoming town hall meeting.
This will be an opportunity for opponents and proponents of Governor Martin O’Malley’s proposed Firearm Safety Act of 2013 SB 281/HB 294 to come out and let their delegation know where they stand.
What: Baltimore County Town Hall
Where: The American Legion Parkton 19520 York Rd. Parkton, MD 21120
When: Saturday, March 16th, 2013 10:00am – 11:30am
“This is a great opportunity for citizens who could not make it to Annapolis to testify on this legislation to come and let us know where they stand,” said Delegate Kathy Szeliga (Baltimore & Harford Counties).
Delegate Susan Aumann (Baltimore County) said, “I am looking forward to having neighbors understand the impact of this gun legislation.”
Representatives from the National Rifle Association and Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore will be present to help answer question and address concerns.
For more information or questions please contact Stephanie Cooper at 410-841-3698.
Please do not hesitate to call or email me with any questions or if I can be of assistance to you and your family.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Please keep them coming my way.
Delegate Kathy Szeliga
At last count, 1307 people testified against the Governor’s assault weapons ban. 32 testified for it. The gun control rally on Lawyer’s Mall? A couple hundred people that packed up and left by 12:30. Oh, that a couple hundred people counts almost one hundred school children that were bussed in. The Owe’Malley administration and Move On have no shame. Political appointees spewed misleading and outright false information, while ELECTED Sheriffs stand against this atrocity of a bill. Makes you really wonder about that recent poll that stated 85% of Marylanders agree with the Governor’s bill. What a crock!
The will of the people is obvious. Let’s see if the politicians take notice.
The legislation has already passed through the Senate. The Democrats far outnumber the Republicans in the House of Delegates. Based on history, I’d say this is a done deal. You gotta give the Democrat Party kudos for one thing, they stick together, memorize their talking points, and never disparage one of their own. Until the citizenry has had enough of the stealing, lying, fiscal mishandling, and the usurpation of personal freedom, we’ll continue to have the same old miserable Democrats in office, force feeding their tyrannical laws down our throats.
If this bill becomes law, Pennsylvania here I come…
Fed up says
It’ll take a little time, but as soon as possible, I’m outta here. I don’t get my rights from Annapolis, and they won’t get my money once departure is an option.
Agreed Fed Up! The wheels are in motion…..
I really hope all the people who say they are moving to PA go. It would cut down on traffic! Why do people think PA’s inexpensive? I used to live there and they have a lot of hidden taxes that MD doesn’t have and lower property values. But please feel free to go and see if I’m wrong.
The House hearings continue on Tuesday, the Senate hearings on Wednesday. I’m going to be there again on Tuesday as we have a better shot of getting the votes we need in the House than the Senate. Every visit is a super-long day, and reminds me of making sausage, but at least I can say I’m doing my best to stop this atrocity.