Baltimore is a trainwreck. Crime is out of control. Should the rest of Maryland be punished? Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis doesn’t think it should. He and his deputies are prepared to defend law-abiding gun owners from new licensing and confiscation laws if they are passed.
Lewis told Delmarva Now that he believes lawmakers are punishing residents throughout the state for the out-of-control crime in Baltimore. He said, “Law-abiding citizens are repeatedly being penalized because of Baltimore City’s inability to control their crime. And I’m sorry — I’m not someone’s puppet. I’m going to stand up for what I think is unjust and unconstitutional to the American people, including those living in the state in Maryland.”
AWR Hawkins reports that two specific bills working their way through the Marland Legislature are of grave concern. HB786 would require licensing and background checks for long guns. And,
HB 796 does not explicitly require confiscation of firearms from unlicensed owners but “it does allow the Department of State Police to create regulations to carry out the law.”
Neither of which will do a thing to prevent criminals from committing violent crimes.
“We are going to let them know that we are sick and tired of being penalized for Baltimore City’s inability to control crime,” Lewis says in the video.
WBOC16 also reports that Somerset County Sheriff Ronnie Howard stand with Sheriff Lewis. His county will not enforce these laws if passed either.
They are Coming for Your Guns
New Hampshire residents need to accept that these are the logical ends to which Democrat majorities will work. New Hampshire Democrats are already jamming the scheduled with anti-gun bills. Not in the interest of public safety. We know these laws put more people in danger. It’s about control and ultimately confiscation.
The goal is to take the Democrat out of Democrat Socialist and no socialist in their left-mind would ever allow the civilian population the ability to resist what they have planned.
Update: Worcester County Maryland Sheriff Matthew Crisafulli also agrees.