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Dozens Turn Out for Saturday Gun Rights Rally

State senators and delegates spoke to the crowd rallying against recently-passed gun control legislation.

Several dozen people turned out for a gun rights rally Saturday in Bel Air. 

The Aegis reports "at least 60" turned out for the Saturday rally in front of the Harford County Courthouse.

The rally was planned to thank local state legislators. The entire Harford County delegation in the General Assembly voted against the package of new gun control measures, which nevertheless passed the House of Delegates and state Senate. Some of those senators and delegates spoke to the crowd.

"The gun bill was a terrible piece of legislation," Sen. J.B. Jennings said, according to The Aegis. "It was an issue that did not address what they were trying to deal with; it did nothing to address mental health, crime—no where in the bill does it deal with increasing penalties. It's absolutely ridiculous when you look at the bill."

The law includes a ban on assault weapons purchases and a 10-round limit for handgun magazines and requires fingerprinting and licensing for handgun owners.

Opponents of the bill, including representatives of the National Rifle Association, opted not to pursue a large scale referendum effort against the law. Instead, they are planning to fight the law in court, WJZ reports. New York, Colorado and Connecticut have passed similar reforms since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT in December.

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1ke May 02, 2013 at 01:46 AM
See you at the movies...you sitting in the back row in your top hat.
1ke May 02, 2013 at 01:47 AM
Tommy on the microphone. Haw haw.
Steve May 02, 2013 at 02:48 AM
LOL BO/Kongo/ ElCapitan can't post from his office anymore. That's funny as shit!

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