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Gun Buyers Experiencing Backlog Issues

August 13th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

State police are dealing with a massive backlog as they try to process thousands of background checks on people waiting to buy handguns in Maryland. And in some cases, that delay has helped guns fall into the hands of people who shouldn’t have them.  For some, the wait right now to get a handgun is more than 100 days- and that is an issue that Delegate Kevin Kelly wants to see addressed.  The new gun control law immediately  led to a dramatic hike in the sales of firearms- and  that created a massive backlog for state police–required to conduct an extensive background check for every handgun application. Delegate Kelly, who is asking the Maryland State Police to look at options to quicken the process and cut a backlog that’s holding up the transfer of many types of regulated guns to their new owners.  Despite some of the problems and the strong criticism leveled by most gun advocates- Governor O’Malley says he believes the majority of Marylander’s are supportive of the new law…


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