Pending Handgun Requests Won't Need Qualification LicenseMaryland State Police are in overdrive trying to keep up with tens of thousands of firearm applications in advance of the new gun control laws that take effect next week.
Delegate Asks AG If Steps To Cut Gun Application Backlog Are LegalA Maryland delegate is asking the attorney general whether it's legal for state police to allow up to 200 employees from five agencies to view prospective gun buyers' information as the state churns through an application backlog.
Massive Backlog: Police Background Checks Delay Md. Gun PurchasesState police are dealing with a massive backlog as they try to process thousands of background checks on people waiting to buy handguns in Maryland. And in some cases, that delay has helped guns fall into the hands of people who shouldn't have them.
Md. Among States Seeking To Fix Gun Background Check BacklogConnecticut officials are setting aside millions of dollars to address backlogs in background checks that have soared into the thousands since the December school shooting in the state, which is one of several struggling with bottlenecks as people rush to buy guns ahead of new restrictions.