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    2nd Amendment Showdown - Sarah Merkle Interviewed on Fox & Friends - YouTube


    A teenage girl skyrocketed to the center of the gun control debate when a YouTube video of her three-minute pro-gun speech went viral, acquiring more than 2.3 million views.
    Sarah Merkle, 15 of Maryland, has been shooting guns for almost eight years and is a member of the Maryland Rifle Club and Maryland State Rifle Club. She says in the video that signing anti-gun legislation would not be doing away with gun violence but rather "liberating American citizens of our constitutional rights."

    READ MORE: Obama Takes Gun Control Push to Connecticut

    Merkle, who says that her favorite rifle is a Bushmaster, makes a gripping plea to legislators who are considering passing legislation to enact stricter gun control laws.

    In her testimony, Merkle tells that she has become eligible for various shooting scholarships at prestigious universities, and the laws proposed would interfere with her eligibility to join their shooting teams.

    "Achieving stricter gun control laws would obliterate any opportunity I could have had to attend a decent college on a shooting scholarship," she says.

    A provision in the Maryland law makes it more difficult for residents to transport their firearms across the state border. In the case of Merkle, it is problematic because she would be unable to shoot at a range that is located over the border in nearby Delaware. Stricter gun laws would hinder her ability to practice.

    In her plea in front of Maryland State Legislature in Annapolis, Merkle says that guns are not the problem, people are.

    READ MORE: More State Laws are Loosening Gun Restrictions

    "Purging our society of violence and murder cannot be done by gun control legislation." She continues, saying that in passing legislation,"You are not eliminating guns from society but eliminating our ability to protect our lives, liberty and pursuits of happiness."

    Though her argument was effective and concise, that did not stop Maryland officials from approving a sweeping package of restrictions on firearms last week.

    If signed into law by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who will likely sign it, the legislation would require those hoping to purchase firearms to provide fingerprints and acquire a license before their purchase. The measure would also ban the sale both high-capacity rifles and magazines with more than 10 rounds.

    The legislation was passed by the Senate by a vote of 28-19.

    Merkle's appeal came at a difficult time where the nation is still morning the loss of lives from December shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn.

    Just last week, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed into law one of the strongest and most comprehensive pieces of gun legislation in the country that deals with restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines.

    READ MORE: Obama Says Enacting Gun Laws is 'Tougher' Than Immigration Reform

    Malloy who promised to continue to fight for law changes that address gun violence, signed the legislation saying, "Today does not mark the end of our efforts."
     

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    2nd Amendment Showdown - Sarah Merkle Interviewed on Fox & Friends - YouTube


    A teenage girl skyrocketed to the center of the gun control debate when a YouTube video of her three-minute pro-gun speech went viral, acquiring more than 2.3 million views.
    Sarah Merkle, 15 of Maryland, has been shooting guns for almost eight years and is a member of the Maryland Rifle Club and Maryland State Rifle Club. She says in the video that signing anti-gun legislation would not be doing away with gun violence but rather "liberating American citizens of our constitutional rights."

    15 will still get you twenty, Maggot. :rolleyes:
     

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    View attachment 4253

    2nd Amendment Showdown - Sarah Merkle Interviewed on Fox & Friends - YouTube


    A teenage girl skyrocketed to the center of the gun control debate when a YouTube video of her three-minute pro-gun speech went viral, acquiring more than 2.3 million views.
    Sarah Merkle, 15 of Maryland, has been shooting guns for almost eight years and is a member of the Maryland Rifle Club and Maryland State Rifle Club. She says in the video that signing anti-gun legislation would not be doing away with gun violence but rather "liberating American citizens of our constitutional rights."

    READ MORE: Obama Takes Gun Control Push to Connecticut

    Merkle, who says that her favorite rifle is a Bushmaster, makes a gripping plea to legislators who are considering passing legislation to enact stricter gun control laws.

    In her testimony, Merkle tells that she has become eligible for various shooting scholarships at prestigious universities, and the laws proposed would interfere with her eligibility to join their shooting teams.

    "Achieving stricter gun control laws would obliterate any opportunity I could have had to attend a decent college on a shooting scholarship," she says.

    A provision in the Maryland law makes it more difficult for residents to transport their firearms across the state border. In the case of Merkle, it is problematic because she would be unable to shoot at a range that is located over the border in nearby Delaware. Stricter gun laws would hinder her ability to practice.

    In her plea in front of Maryland State Legislature in Annapolis, Merkle says that guns are not the problem, people are.

    READ MORE: More State Laws are Loosening Gun Restrictions

    "Purging our society of violence and murder cannot be done by gun control legislation." She continues, saying that in passing legislation,"You are not eliminating guns from society but eliminating our ability to protect our lives, liberty and pursuits of happiness."

    Though her argument was effective and concise, that did not stop Maryland officials from approving a sweeping package of restrictions on firearms last week.

    If signed into law by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who will likely sign it, the legislation would require those hoping to purchase firearms to provide fingerprints and acquire a license before their purchase. The measure would also ban the sale both high-capacity rifles and magazines with more than 10 rounds.

    The legislation was passed by the Senate by a vote of 28-19.

    Merkle's appeal came at a difficult time where the nation is still morning the loss of lives from December shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn.

    Just last week, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed into law one of the strongest and most comprehensive pieces of gun legislation in the country that deals with restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines.

    READ MORE: Obama Says Enacting Gun Laws is 'Tougher' Than Immigration Reform

    Malloy who promised to continue to fight for law changes that address gun violence, signed the legislation saying, "Today does not mark the end of our efforts."

    15 years old... Calling Chris Hanson...NBC... Calling Chris Hanson...NBC
     

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    Any kid that shoots can easily dismantle the premises stated by the gun control side. My youngest are 14 and 16, they make adults wince in pain when they state their educated opinions. They have also both read, and reread Weston's book on argument and propaganda as well. Shoot, the little bastards even try to put holes in mine and Panty 6's reasoning for some things too, but we tend to squash that pretty quick when they state,"Because you said so isn't a valid reason."
     

    Maggot

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    WTF makes Maryland think they can prohibit competitors from bringing their rifles home after the leave the state???????

    Because their arrogant, assinine, anal retentive, control freaks?
     

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    WTF makes Maryland think they can prohibit competitors from bringing their rifles home after the leave the state???????

    I've been trying like crazy to verify that comment since I first saw the video yesterday. I cannot locate the actual bill to read the verbiage....though, it wouldn't surprise me if they snuck it in.

    Edit: Here's the House Bill...but it doesn't say anything about not being able to transport a grandfathered "assault weapon" back into the state.
    http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2013RS/bills/hb/hb1191F.pdf
     
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    Sniper Uncle

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    In the first line, it says "FOR the purpose of designating certain firearms as assault weapons; prohibiting with
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    certain exceptions a person from transporting an assault weapon into the
    State
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    or possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving an
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    assault weapon;

    I think that's pretty clear.
     

    thrusty

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    Page 6
    17 4–303.
    18 (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a person may not:
    19 (1) transport an assault [pistol] WEAPON into the State; or
    20 (2) possess, sell, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, or receive an assault
    21 [pistol] WEAPON.

    This part isn't clear as to whether this pertains to firearms which are grandfathered... ie: You owned it legally prior to the ban, so you can continue to own it.
    The video from Fox leads us to believe that if she wanted to take her grandfathered, legally owned, AR to Delaware to shoot in a match, she could not bring it back into Maryland.
     

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    Fed Reg Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 44, section 926A: Basically it says if the weapon is legal in your beginning destination and legal at your end destination, it's legal to transport the weapon through a jurisdiction where the weapon my otherwise be illegal to own. So if it's legal for her to own her Bushmaster in MD b/c of grandfathering, and legal for her to shoot in DE, than she shouldn't have a problem going to/from.
    Now just because the shouldn't have a problem doesn't mean the lib-tards won't try to give her one.....
     

    Foul Mike

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    Switch, I am not sure, but MY Panty 6+ said to call you out on bastards. Your wrong, they are legitimate. Ask Panty 6.
    If she reads that post you will be cut off and maybe even Scotch Hobbled. Regards, FM