Due to a clerical error in the drafting of MD firearms laws, the Courts in MD have rules that because no penalty is defined for altering a serial number on a firearm in MD Statute, it is NOT a crime.
It is still a Federal crime, however.
Gee thanks, Annapolis, for your meticulous attention to details in the drafting of MD Laws.
We feel SOOOO much safer now that we've got THAT cleared up...
It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
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