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Gun Control Debate in Maryland

May 12th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Lost in the shuffle of tax cut debates that dominated the final days of this year’s session of the Maryland General Assembly was the defeat of two proposed gun control measures. Both measures died in the final hours after a conference committee of senators and delegates tried to combine them into a single bill.  Republicans, led by Frederick County Senator Michael  Hough, cried foul. They said Democrats stitched a controversial measure barring guns on college campuses into a broadly supported measure to get firearms out of the hands of convicted domestic abusers. When it became clear Republicans were willing to filibuster, Senate President Mike Miller pulled the bill from the Senate’s agenda. Pro gun groups have been working for several years now to see the state’s stringent gun control laws overturned, however even with a Second Amendment friendly Republican Governor, that appears unlikely. Governor Larry Hogan says with a  democrat controlled house and senate- the numbers don’t for overturning the gun control laws simply don’t add up…

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