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Spike In Gun Sales In Maryland

March 20th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Amid concerns about stricter gun laws in Maryland following the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., in December, many people have flocked to gun shops to buy weapons that could be banned Oct. 1. In December and January, state police received about 26,000 applications — more than half the 46,000 in all of 2011. Right now, that sharp spike in sales at gun stores has caused a mountain of work for the licensing division at MSP. The agency has gone to staffing 21 hours a day, seven days a week. Greg Shipley is a spokesman for State Police…





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