Gun Control


By Karol Smith

Four times as many people were killed with a knife than with any kind of rifle in 2019, the FBI revealed in its Uniform Crime Report released late last month. According to the UCR, 1,476 victims were murdered with “knives or cutting instruments,” whereas 364 people were killed with rifles, including the vague category of “assault rifles.”

There are clear rulings concerning the constitutionality of gun ownership not connected to service in a militia. So, the Left is trying to make the argument that gun manufacturers committed consumer fraud through their speech – and therefore, that’s not protected under the First Amendment and a criminal offense that could open the way for lawsuits. 

This isn’t a secret. It’s just not being reported. At the heart of the case, is the New Jersey Attorney General’s position that any opinion that a firearm can be used for self-defense is fraudulent.  That’s what’s going to be argued. Oral arguments in Smith & Wesson v. Grewel begin today in district court. 

Exxon Mobile is fighting a suit in the Second Circuit where the gas company is being sued on the basis that they violated the Consumer Protection Procedures Act as their product is contributing to global warming. 

Source:  Matt Vespa,

Four times as many people were killed with a knife than with any kind of rifle in 2019, the FBI revealed in its Uniform Crime Report released late last month. According to the UCR, 1,476 victims were murdered with “knives or cutting instruments,” whereas 364 people were killed with rifles, including the vague category of “assault rifles.”  SO, shall we then ban knives?

In the Middle Ages, people used no eating utensils.  They used their fingers to pull food apart and get it to their mouth.  Oh!  That leaves hands and fingers as weapons………….!!


Karol Smith is a writer, former candidate, organizer of GOP Asbury and member of the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee.

Mask Mandate Update

On May 15 Maryland lifted the statewide mask mandate, in addition to all capacity and distancing restrictions. This is what we have been waiting for and working toward. We finally do clearly see the light at the end of that tunnel.
It has now been over one year and two months since we first began taking unprecedented actions to bring our entire public health arsenal to bear against this invisible enemy. Together we summoned every once of our strength and every resource at our disposal to defeat this threat.
Our long, hard-fought battle against the worst global pandemic in more than a century is finally nearing an end. As we reflect on the hard work and the many sacrifices that it has taken to finally reach this point, I want to say thank you. You have shown the rest of the country what it means to be Maryland Strong. 
Larry Hogan, Governor


Upper Mont Co Republican Women

We had a fantastic meeting with GySgt. Jessie Jane Duff on Saturday, May 15th.  She was appointed by President Trump and served as the former Co-Chair of Women for Trump for the 2020 election. 
She is a force to be reckoned with and needs to be front and center in our fight for freedom!!

Republican Candidates Draft

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We’ll put it in on our events calendar and in our monthly Party Line newsletter. Public forums, campaign events and fundraising events for Republican candidates who’ve registered for the June 2022 primary election in Montgomery County.

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June Mondays with MoCo


“Mondays with MoCo”


June Topic:  “Fatal Attraction – Biden and Nuclear Iran – Implications for Israel and the Region”

Monday June 14, 2021, 7:30PM

Major question - Were the Hamas missiles raining down on Israel provided by the Mullahs in Iran, and funded by money paid during the Obama-Biden years?

First Speaker – Frank Gaffney Jr.

Frank J. Gaffney is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C., a not-for-profit, non-partisan educational corporation established in 1988. Under Mr. Gaffney’s leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters.

Mr. Gaffney is the host of Secure Freedom Radio, a nationally-syndicated radio program heard weeknights throughout the country. He is an associate author of highly acclaimed Shariah: The Threat to America and the publisher of over a dozen other books and monographs from the Center for Security Policy Press.

In April 1987, Mr. Gaffney was nominated by President Reagan to become the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, the senior position in the Defense Department with responsibility for policies involving U.S.-USSR relations, nuclear forces, arms control, missile defense policy and U.S.-European defense ties. From August 1983 until November 1987, Mr. Gaffney was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy under Assistant Secretary Richard Perle.

Second Speaker – Shoshana Bryen

Shoshana Bryen is Senior Director of The Jewish Policy Center in Washington, DC and Editor of inFOCUS Quarterly.  With more than 30 years of experience as an analyst of U.S. defense policy and Middle East affairs, she has run programs and conferences with American military personnel in the U.S., Israel, Jordan, Taiwan, and elsewhere. The former Executive Director and Senior Director for Security Policy at JINSA, Mrs. Bryen was author of JINSA Reports. She has worked with the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College and the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, and lectured at the National Defense University in Washington.

Her articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Sun, and Defense News, as well as online outlets including, PJMedia, DailyWire, Gatestone Institute, and American Thinker.

Mrs. Bryen created programs in the Middle East for American military professionals, allowing more than 450 military officers to engage in professional discussions of issues that both unite and divide the United States, Israel, and Jordan. Her program to take the cadets and midshipmen of America's service academies to Israel for a three-week work/study program permitted hundreds of future officers to have a positive, in-depth experience in Israel.

Tonight’s Topic:

For reasons not well understood outside the Biden-Harris “brain trust”, the White House Democrats are working hard to restore the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran. The U.S. under President Trump smartly exited this less than treaty worthy agreement in 2018 and applied instead a “maximum pressure” campaign to freeze the Iran regime and their global terrorist partners economically, financially, and politically. No more Obama-Biden pallets of cash falling from the sky for the Iranian Mullah Terrorists under President Trump. 

But Joe has a better idea. “Come on man”, why not remove many of the Trump imposed economic and financial sanctions to the point that Iran would find it advantageous to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) negotiations in Vienna? Iran is playing hardball to date, so we can surely expect Joe, with help from former Secretary of State John Kerry, to cave to Iranian demands. With Iran moving closer to nuclear weapon capability, what are the strategic and national security implications for the U.S., Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the region?  Please join us for this important discussion with our knowledgeable speakers.     

Moderator- Dennis Melby

Dennis Melby, who is a former Party Chairman, Town Councilmember and Association President, will serve as moderator.



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Chairman's May Message on Optimism

As Republicans, we have to feel optimism, growth and progress, that is who we are. We struggle every day to make our voices heard, work to grow our businesses, protect our families and support or neighbors. We simply ask that our representatives don’t remove police protection from our schools, don’t put severe tax burdens on everyday people struggling to recover the strongest economy in decades, educate and not indoctrinate our children and don’t to turn religions, races and income levels against each other for what you perceive as political benefit. We are all Americans and we need to do better.

Update on 2021 Election Law Legislation

By Jim Shalleck

President of the Montgomery County Board of Elections.

The Maryland General Assembly adjourned on Monday, April 12, 2021, enacting a number of laws which continue and expand on the voters’ preferences from this past Presidential election.

House Bill 745 increases the number of early voting sites throughout the State. Allocation of these sites was primarily based on population. In Montgomery County, the number of early voting sites will increase from 11 to 13, with an option for a 14th site.

Congratulations New Congresswomen

The Republican Party of Montgomery County congratulates Representatives Young Kim and Michelle Steel on their historic election to the House of Representatives. Not only are they the first Korean American women elected to the House of Representatives, but they are part of a notable GOP resurgence in southern California. Their November wins marked the first time California Republicans had taken out an incumbent House member since 1994.

Cinco de Mayo

Mothers Day 2021

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