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“Maryland Shall Issue” Kicks Derriere

Yesterday’s e-mail brought welcome news from the good people at Maryland Shall Issue.  The organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of gun owners’ rights in Maryland had filed a lawsuit against the Maryland State Police to force them to follow the law and protect the confidential personal information that law abiding gun owners are forced to submit to the state.  Just before the case went to court, the state police admitted their wrongdoing and changed their procedures.  MSI writes:

Today we can say with certainty that the State Police exposed the information of tens of thousands of its citizens over an open and unsecured internet link. This data traversed multiple systems and routers on its path through the internet, none of which were controlled by the state. All it took was one single transaction in any one system to be intercepted, for the entirety of the 77R database to be compromised. The state had no controls in place to prevent it, and no audit in place to even know if it happened. Computer security experts agree: the State Police violated nearly every common sense safeguard that should be used to protect private information. Your name and social security number could be sitting on a hacker’s website right now, and the State Police cannot even detect that it was stolen.

The simple truth is that the State Police violated the trust of the people, the lawmakers and the media. Given the chance, they obfuscated and denied. Yet again, the only thing that forced them to change their ways was a lawsuit and the threat of legal sanction.

This story demonstrates, yet again, that government can’t be trusted to obey the law.

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Posted by on September 21, 2013 in Maryland Politics


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Governor Perry Coming to Accokeek

The Washington Post reports that Texas Governor Rick Perry will be stopping by the Berreta facility in Accokeek tomorrow.  Perry is trying to persuade the longtime Maryland gun manufacturer to move from hostile Maryland to friendly Texas.  It would be a shame to lose Berreta, but it’s understandable why they would leave.

Of course, the stupidly biased Washington Post has to include a laughable irrelevancy to take a dig at Perry.  John Wagner writes, “Perry, who has been on similar poaching missions to several other states, plans a stop at a Beretta USA facility in Accokeek, just south of Washington, where a gunman went on a rampage at the Navy Yard on Monday, an aide confirmed Tuesday.”

The deranged killer who terrorized the people at the Navy Yard had nothing to do with Governor Perry or Maryland’s absurd anti-gun laws.  There’s no reason to include that information in this story other than to try and link the two.  The irony is that the killer was stopped by a powerful gun.  Had there been more people at the Navy Yard with Berreta pistols, he probably would have been stopped sooner.  But that fact is lost on the statists at the Washington Post.

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Posted by on September 17, 2013 in Current Events


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