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New Gun Law To Be Challenged In Court

September 3rd, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Having witnessed any number of failed referendum efforts in Maryland in recent years- opponents of Maryland’s new gun control measure opted instead to challenge the law in court. A referendum would have delayed the gun law until after the November 2014 election, and the petition drive’s failure was welcomed by gun control groups.  Yet a promised court challenge still looms from the National Rifle Association and other gun groups, a coalition that urged gun-rights supporters to avoid the petition and instead back legal action. Maryland’s new law, proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley and signed in May, is one of the most sweeping responses to the December Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting that killed 27 and sparked a nationwide push for tougher gun laws. Governor O’Malley says he is optimistic that the law will stand any legal challenge- but he understands why opponants moved in that direction. He said that had it gone to a referendum vote, the effort to overturn the law would have been soundly rejected my Marylanders…


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