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State Lawmakers To Revisit Replica Gun Ban

April 30th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Some state lawmakers say they plan to renew a push to ban replica guns in Maryland after Baltimore police shot a 14-year-old boy who was holding a BB gun that looked like a pistol. State Sen. C. Anthony Muse said he plans to refile a bill defeated last month that would have prohibited the manufacturing and sale of imitation guns that "clearly" resemble a firearm. The bill's lead sponsor in the House of Delegates was Del. Jill P. Carter, a key ally of state Sen. Catherine E. Pugh, who won the Democratic primary for Baltimore mayor this week. A Baltimore police detective on Wednesday shot 14-year-old Dedric Colvin, who he wrongly believed was carrying a semiautomatic pistol, officials said. The weapon turned out to be a spring-air-powered BB gun. Colvin is in eighth grade at City Springs Middle School.


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