This is just insane. The city of Baltimore is one of the most anti-gun, anti-liberty, anti-2nd Amendment cities in the nation and they have never run across an anti-gun freedom law that they didn’t like. However, the fools who run the city have finally found a gun law that they just couldn’t bring themselves to pass… but hold on to your hats… the law was actually one that most conservatives could get on board with.
The proposed law would have seen stiffer penalties (including prison time) applied to criminals who use illegal guns to commit a crime. You heard me right. Baltimore has no problem banning law abiding citizens from owning a gun, but they draw the line at punishing criminals for using illegal firearms during the commission of a crime. These people are insane.
The Daily Caller News Foundation has the story about how this latest debacle caused a ruckus in Baltimore:
Baltimore activists clashed with police officers Tuesday afternoon as they protested a gun bill that would give a mandatory sentence of one year if a person has an illegal gun.
The Baltimore City Council hosted a hearing on a new gun bill meant to help crack down on the violence in the city, reports WBAL-TV. Activists grew impatient while waiting for their turn to speak after having waited outside the council for hours.
When University of Maryland and Morgan State University representatives were allowed to speak before them, the activists broke out into a protest, demanding to be heard. They tried to push though the doors, trying to force the council to listen to them.
“You got people waiting out here for two hours!” one protester shouted. Police tried to restrain multiple protesters as they attempted to break their way into the room.
Things got testy at Baltimore City Council hearing as critics of gun bill & police clashed when protesters demanded to be heard pic.twitter.com/ssxeV9G6MP
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One activist went so far as to throw a podium on the ground.
“Ladies and gentlemen, please step back,” one officer ordered.
“We wanted the ability to speak. We had been sitting here, we followed protocol by signing the testimony sign-in sheet, and these are the things that they were communicating back and forth, and then out of nowhere, law enforcement comes. The man said to leave and things got a little out of hand. Nobody hit anybody. Nobody did anything justifiable to get arrested,” Nicole Hanson, an activist with Out for Justice, said regarding the incident.
Police eventually arrested two people, a Baltimore police spokesperson said.
“A 29-year-old male was taken into custody as well as a 27-year-old male,” T.J. Smith said. “The 27-year-old male complained of chest pains after being arrested. He [was] transported to a local hospital for treatment.”