MD AG Against Open Carry

Md. high court hears state gun law arguments

Associated Press
10/07/10 7:00 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, MD. — Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler told members of the state’s top court Thursday that recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings prove state laws restricting people’s right to carry guns in public are constitutional, despite the arguments of a man seeking to overturn the law.

Read more at the Washington Examiner:

Pro And Con: Does MD Need ConCon?

An article in The Daily Record by Steve Lash

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Very Good Points

By Maryland Politics Watch on the topic of having a Constitutional Convention.

See if you agree and if the subject matter should be included here.

Another Better Article on ConCon

Last evening’s article on this topic of holding a convention gives a bit more of an explanation why past attempts fell short of actually having a convention.

Here’s the key (paraphrased): most voters select the candidates they wish to vote for, but skip the bottom ballot where questions may be. So, as an example, if statewide 5,000,000 vote and only 5,000 of them answer the ballot question then the definition of a majority is not considering those who voted on just that ballot question but all ballots. In short, 5,000 out of 5,000,000 is not a majority.

Here is where the voting public needs to understand how important it is to answer/vote on everything that appears on the ballot come November. Leave nothing unanswered.

Particularly if you feel strongly about needing to have new legislation by way of this Constitutional Convention.

Do you feel the need for voter referendums on local/statewide issues?
Do you feel Maryland needs a recall mechanism/process for elected officials?
Do you feel it is necessary for elected officials to have terms limited?
Do you feel we need to be a Shall Issue (instead of May) state when it comes to applying for concealed carry permits?
Do you feel we need to provide photo ID when voting?
Speed cameras??

If you believe we need any of the above (or other issues) then remember to vote your entire ballot come November 2, 2010.

Here is another article on the subject published today by the Baltimore Sun. Although I feel the need to explain (in case you don’t know) that a constitution is never ‘shredded’ and started from scratch. Any constitutional changes made always show everything that has been written within it. Recent amendments that affect prior amendments do not erase or remove anything that has been written into the document. Just to be clear, and that everyone understands how this is done.

Noticed By the General Assembly

Apparently, this topic strikes a chord with some.
And it appears that some do not like it.

My question: Most of us operate according to the rules and it seems difficult for legislators to do so when it comes to following the Constitution. Why is that?

Read this article on the MarylandReporter.com to see if you come up with the same question that I did.