Gun Control Law
With a federal court hearing looming, a supporter of Maryland’s 2013 gun-control law says there are early indications it’s helping to reduce fatal shootings.
Maryland residents have been buying guns in record numbers before a law takes effect Tuesday, with provisions aimed at helping keep guns away from criminals and the mentally ill, strengthening safety training and banning 45 types of assault weapons.
Gun control opponents gear up for a fight at the polls. A petition drive called Free State Petition may soon be up and running.
The Maryland Senate on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a sweeping gun control bill after rejecting efforts to scuttle a major piece of the measure backed by Gov. Martin O’Malley — a licensing provision for handguns that would require gun buyers to submit fingerprints to state police.
Governor Martin O’Malley’s gun control bill got raked over the coals in Annapolis Thursday.