Maryland is famous for its gun restrictions and regulations. However, do these regulations helps or prove anything? They do, in fact, prove something, but it is contrary to what the liberals would expect. Maryland also has the fourth highest national homicide rate out of all 50 states. Why is this, one may ask. Well, gun restrictions and regulations only prevent law abiding citizens from protecting themselves from the criminals who obtain their weapons illegally. In fact, 90% of criminals who commit crimes with a firearm obtained that weapon illegally, according to a study conducted by the Department of Justice. Those criminals are, in states where gun regulations are the strictest, able to commit violent crimes against the defenseless citizens who no longer have guns to protect themselves.