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Gun Advocates Protest New Gun Bill

February 11th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Gun rights advocates marshaled one of the biggest crowds to descend on Annapolis for a bill hearing in years last week, packing the halls of the Maryland State House complex to oppose Governor Martin O’Malley’s plan to institute some of the nation’s strictest gun-control laws. As they staged a loud protest outside, O’Malley (D) kicked off a Senate hearing that would last more than eight hours, saying the state was compelled to act in the wake of the mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Conn., and urging lawmakers to pass his legislation. O’Malley has proposed an assault-weapons ban and new licensing requirements that would require gun purchasers to submit to digital fingerprinting. While not testifying in person, the Allegany County Commissioners sent a letter to the committee strongly opposing the gun control measure. Commissioner Creade Brodie Jr…

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