From Patrick L. McGrady, Chairman, Maryland Liberty PAC:
Senate Bill 281 passed both Houses of the Maryland General Assembly and now the bill goes to the Governor for his signature to become law.
The deck was stacked against us before this fight.
We knew the odds were against us from the beginning. Each fight we take on builds on the last one, and we are gaining strength.
Why did we lose this fight?
We have not elected the right people 15 years ago, and 10 years ago, and 3 years ago in order to defend our freedom.
Now, we have recorded votes of how many of these legislators voted on gun issues, and it is our job to go to their home districts and explain to the voters that their elected officials cast votes to take away their rights.
We warned them. We told them what we would do. Now it’s time to deliver.
A number of vulnerable Senators and Delegates voted wrong on the Gun Grab this session and I want you to know that the Maryland Liberty PAC, with your help, is going to make them pay.
We will get involved in primaries and general elections to make sure that they are out of office for good following the 2014 election.
Here’s what I had to say about the recent Senate Gun Grab vote on ABC’s Channel 2 News this week:
It’s going to take a tremendous amount of resources to forcibly retire the vulnerable Gun Grabbers in 2014.
The liberals aren’t stupid– they know who they need to protect and they will mobilize their resources to hold onto power.
That’s why we need to start today to win in 2014.
It’s time for us to stop complaining, stop sulking, and reject any defeatist attitude. We aren’t leaving Maryland. We are standing and fighting.
We need to be focused, diligent, and hard working. There is no other option.
And if we don’t fight them here, they’re just going to take their liberal resources and dump them into other states to expand their devastating agenda in America.
We’re not going to throw in the towel.
We believe in natural rights, given to us by Our Creator, that no man or government in this world can touch.
Oppressed people from Beijing to Egypt are looking at us now. Will we give up on the greatest experiment in self-government in the history of the world or will be descend into darkness just as empires and dictatorships of the past have done?
Here in Maryland, we’re part of this big picture.
We all have our role to play in the coming battles. We will ask for money. We will send mail. We will make phone calls. We will run advertisements.
And we will likely lose some battles.
We won’t win every time, but as we build momentum, we will start to claw back some of those freedoms that have been stolen.
If you know our country’s history, you know that this country was founded and built upon the blood, sweat, and tears of a very small, but dedicated, minority of patriots.
They believed in something bigger than themselves and believed that an individual should set the course for their own destiny, not a King.
If we believed that all our freedom was gone, never to be recovered, we wouldn’t be in this fight. We would just sit on our couches and mope around.
If I thought the fight was over for Maryland, I wouldn’t be talking to you right now.
The fact is that the battle for 2014 is here and now.
And it’s an opportunity that we must prepare for in advance.
Let’s lick our wounds after the gun battle, and prepare for the fight ahead.
We need to be in the next fight, together. Thank you for all you do for Liberty here in Maryland.
Patrick L. McGrady
Maryland Liberty PAC