Gun Rally Set for Saturday in Aberdeen
The 'Pro-2A Rally' will take place off Beards Hill Road at Route 22 on March 16.
As Maryland lawmakers consider the Maryland Firearm Safety Act of 2013, a group in Harford County is taking a stand.
Specifically, it will be standing at the intersection of Route 22 and Beards Hill Road in Aberdeen Saturday afternoon.
"We want Delegate (Mary)-Dulany James to do the right thing and vote against this bad piece of legislation," Joe Fleckenstein, treasurer of the Maryland Liberty Political Action Committee, told Patch.
James is the only Democrat on the seven-member Harford County delegation, the majority of which wants "to derail" the firearm regulations proposed in Annapolis, according to The Baltimore Sun.
While the rally in Aberdeen is geared toward influencing James, it is not about her; it's about the issues, according to Fleckenstein. The issue is the second amendment, which states that "a well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed."
By participating in the "Pro-2A Rally," organizers say they are working to uphold their rights outlined in the Constitution.
"It is not personal, and never is," Fleckenstein said. "All elected officials swore an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution, and we want the officials who represent Harford County to uphold their oaths of office, which includes full support of the 2nd Amendment."
Lawmakers in Annapolis are considering legislation that Gov. Martin O'Malley proposed to regulate guns, including banning high-capacity magazines and assault-style rifles. The bill passed through the senate and is awaiting a vote in the house.
The Pro Second Amendment rally in Aberdeen will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the intersection of Route 22 and Beards Hill Road.