Call your delegates TODAY & ask them to support HB 786!!
For two decades, Maryland has required criminal background checks for all sales of handguns. This law prohibits felons, domestic abusers, and others from buying guns — but it doesn’t apply to private sales of long guns, like a rifle or a shotgun.
This loophole means a person with a dangerous history can easily obtain a gun and avoid a background check by finding a private seller to purchase a rifle or shotgun.
Maryland should close this loophole by requiring private sellers to run a background through a licensed seller, as the law already requires for private handgun sales.
This bill could be voted on today – please call!
Heather Bagnall – 410/841-3406
Sid Saab – 410/841-3551
Michael Malone – 410/841-3510