While productive legislative sessions around the nation have promoted reasonable ideals of self-defense on college campuses, apparently politicians in Maryland are reveling in the contrary.
On Friday, Senators promoted a bill that would prohibit an individual knowingly possessing a firearm on state public college campuses by a 27-20 margin.
According to Breitbart, the next stop for the bill is a review in the House of Delegates.
What this vote clearly means is that state Senate is bent on severely limiting gun rights for responsible citizens and further cementing public higher institutions of learning as gun-free zones and the construction of a metaphorical neon sign in alerting criminals that there is absolutely no inherent health risk in plundering and pillaging. If the bill passes, individuals convicted of carrying a firearms on campus could face felony charges, up to three years in prison and $2,500 in fines. State politicians are clearly upping the ante, as current law for the possession of deadly weapons on public university property carries a possible misdemeanor charge, three years in prison and $1,000 in fines.
Earlier this week, politicians in Utah passed a bill allowing concealed carry for residents 18 years of age and older in promoting increased safety on state college campuses.
Read the Breitbart story here.