Testimony before the Maryland State Senate Judiciary Committee opposing creating gun-free zones in the state.

Feb 9, 2023 | Original Research, Talk, Testimony

Dr. John Lott testified before the Maryland State Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on SB 1, which would turn the state into a gun-free zone. A copy of Lott’s written testimony is available here.

(Tuesday, February 7, 2023)

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