SB 353, sponsored by Senator Manno, proposes to add this language to Maryland code:
(b) A person may not carry or possess a firearm, knife, or deadly weapon of any kind on public OR PRIVATE school property.
(c) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, a person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both.
The language says all knives are banned, which means that kitchen staff, various tradesmen, emergency responders, etc. may not legally possess the tools of their trades.
More importantly, this is a violation of the private school’s property rights.
Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.
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