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Gun Control Deemed Constitutional

May 10th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Maryland’s comprehensive gun-control measure is constitutional, Attorney General Doug Gansler wrote in a 25-page legal review made public this weke. The letter to Gov. Martin O’Malley, who proposed the plan in January and is scheduled to sign it at a May 16 bill ceremony, outlines legal opinions about some of the main parts of the measure that was approved by the Maryland General Assembly last month. Gansler noted that the measure was “crafted carefully to balance the rights of legitimate gun owners with the need for increased public and law enforcement safety from gun violence.” Gansler states in the letter that his office is “confident that the resulting legislation is constitutional and legally defensible”. In one of the measure’s most contentious provisions, people who buy a handgun will be required to submit fingerprints to state police.

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