The Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore discovered that the Maryland State Police have shared firearms purchase applications with several non-police agencies, in direct violation of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR).
In response, the Maryland State Police (MSP) issued this press release to explain their actions. Apparently, the bureaucracy has outgrown even itself. The gun-grabbers can’t process the red tape they created, so they’ve resorted to violating the privacy and safety of 38,000 firearms applicants, as well as violating the Maryland code in order to unravel the tape.
Due to O’Malley’s unconstitutional gun-grabbing, a rush was initiated on gun and ammo purchases that has nearly doubled the number of firearm applications from just two years ago. Not exactly the result you were looking for, huh MOM?
The red tape of processing those applications before the October 1 gun-grabbing new legislation takes effect has sent the MSP into full panic mode, under the orders of Martin O’Malley. And why let a few COMAR regulations cause even more embarrassment to the office of our governor?
And worse yet, O’Malley’s Attorney Justifier, Doug Gansler, has issued an opinion that the MSP has the right to share the personal information of gun applicants, according to a post by Senator Nancy Jacobs.
Maryland Shall Issue raised a number of important points in this unlawful violation. Please read their press release here. They state:
- COMAR “specifically states the MSP may only use personnel from other police agencies as part of their investigation.”
- “This regulation is due in part to the extremely sensitive nature of the information Maryland citizens are forced to provide the MSP as part of the background check process.”
- “There appears to be no effort to investigate the possible criminal backgrounds of these employees [in non-police agencies].”
- “Department of Corrections [has] been in the press lately for links with criminal organizations, and now the governor has handed them a shopping list with resident's name, address, date and place of birth, social security number as well as information on the firearm the applicant intends to purchase for over 38 thousand Maryland citizens.”
Maryland Shall Issue also urges citizens “to contact all of our representatives in Annapolis and demand that the MSP comply with COMAR by ceasing this practice and maintaining the privacy of Maryland citizens as they are required to under Maryland law.”
Click here for an easy link to contacting your representatives.