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Maryland’s Gun Control in Second Week

October 9th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Maryland's strict new gun-control law has been in effect for just over a week- and while one legal challenge has already been shot down, more time contesting the measure is expected in the court rooms before all is said and done. The new law, championed by Governor Martin O’Malley (D) in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings in December, includes new fingerprinting and training componants and also bans 45 types of assault rifles and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds and includes steps intended to make it harder for those who are mentally ill to obtain firearms. While the opposition has been far more vocal than the supporters, Maryland Speaker of the House Michael Busch said he expects other states to follow suit. He pointed to longtime gun advocate, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, supporting stricter gun control measures as evidence of growing sentiment for a crack down on guns.


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