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NRA To Lead Legal Effort Against Maryland Gun Control Bill

April 22nd, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Opponents of Maryland’s recently passed gun-control bill say they will challenge the measure in court, not on the ballot. The National Rifle Association will lead the overall legal effort against the measure that was proposed in January by Governor Martin O’Malley. The governor has not yet formally signed the bill. The gun measure makes the state’s already-strong gun laws among the toughest in the nation. Under the bill, Maryland would become the first state in nearly 20 years to require people who buy a handgun to submit fingerprints to state police. The measure also bans 45 types of assault weapons, although people who own them now will be able to keep them. The legislation also limits gun magazines to 10 bullets. It also addresses firearms access for people who are mentally ill. Those who have been involuntarily committed to a mental health facility won’t be allowed to have a gun…

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