Right to Bear Signs
Last week, I was sent to Annapolis, Md., to cover a rally outside the Maryland State House.
The assignment was to document advocates of stricter gun control laws rallying with the Maryland Governor and others, as firearms have recently become a highly debated topic and focal point for both sides of the second amendment.
In Maryland, this topic is anything but silent in the news. The Maryland Senate passed a gun control bill, which if passed in the House of Delegates, would require a license to purchase a handgun, ban the sale of assault style rifles and limit magazine size, among other provisions.
From past assignments, it's always obvious that both sides are passionate about their stance. One thing I try not to photograph is signs when on these particular types of assignments, mostly in an attempt to stay unbiased. Also, signs sometimes display pictures or words not suitable for publication.
However, this event it unavailable. Nearly every advocate carried a sign and there weren't many moments aside from governement officials speaking, chanting that provided visuals otherwise.
Nonetheless, this above image I thought told the story of the morning. It will be interesting to see how the House votes on this in coming days, weeks.