Commissioners Robin Bartlett Frazier and Richard Rothschild want to make sure Carroll County citizens see as little impact as possible from the new gun laws, according to a news release distributed Friday.
New firearm laws passed by the Maryland Legislature became effective Oct. 1. Commissioner Bartlett Frazier said she has heard from Carroll County citizens who are trying to be sure they remain legal gun owners under the new law.
“I have received several requests for help as law abiding citizens scrambled to legally keep their firearms in light of the new law," Bartlett Frazier said in the statement.
Commissioner Richard Rothschild and Bartlett Frazier have worked with other rural
counties and elected officials within Carroll County to lessen the
impacts of those laws where possible, according to the release.
Rothschild and Frazier said they agree with Carroll
County State’s Attorney Jerry Barnes that some of the portions of the new law may be unconstitutional.
“Commissioner Frazier and I intend to continue to do
everything possible within the powers of county government to protect
our citizens from being needlessly criminalized under the new firearms
law that infringes upon the Second Amendment protections of our
citizens,” Rothschild said in a statement.
For information concerning these new laws visit the Maryland State Police Licensing Division online at https://www.mdsp.org/. The Licensing Division has specific information on handgun licensing qualifications, regulated firearm purchases, fingerprinting, training and resident reporting requirements, and other related firearm requirements.